45m
Geoffrey Ahern
15 March 2018

Linking Food and Mood

Fascinating research is challenging the paradigm that poor mental health can cause a poor diet. However, we are now beginning to also understand how better quality diets can improve a person’s mental health and perhaps even prevent mental health conditions. This eye-opening talk from Geoff Ahern will have you in a good mood in no time.

Educator

Geoffrey Ahern

Educator

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a Masters of Health Science (Mental Health and Addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.

Comments

14 Jul 2018
I enjoyed this lecture and will implement the knowledge in my everyday.
11 Jul 2018
Very interesting.
07 Jul 2018
Very informative, I really liked how he added in his personal lifestyle changes and he kept me intrigued throughout. Now to make some changes of my own.
28 Jun 2018
Very interesting. Really changes the way you think. 10/10 would recommend.
28 Jun 2018
Very interesting. Really changes the way you think. 10/10 would recommend.
23 Jun 2018
Another well presented lesson by Geoff Ahern.
18 Jun 2018
Very interesting topic
17 Jun 2018
Enlightening and inspiring lecture
13 Jun 2018
Great info and easy to listen too ! Highly recommend ! This guy often has great resources !
12 Jun 2018
insightful
11 Jun 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals
08 Jun 2018
This was a great informative lecture
07 Jun 2018
Very interesting and fascinating
07 Jun 2018
Great talk! I have first hand experience that stress caused bloating. I am all for vegie intake and exercise. My energy level and muscle increased within weeks after joining a gym. But I am not sure about too much fruit intake though.
07 Jun 2018
Very interesting lecture. This research should be known by everyone it is very important.
07 Jun 2018
Very interesting lecture. This research should be known by everyone it is very important.
04 Jun 2018
A fascinating topic, and an excellent and passionate presenter. Thank you!
31 May 2018
Good to know that this evidence has been shown that food does influence mood.
31 May 2018
Insightful
31 May 2018
Such a simple intervention yet creates a very meaningful in overall well being. The educator was able to deliver efficiently that every audience trying to absorb everything he says. Great topic
31 May 2018
Very informative and relevant in today’s fast food world where obesity is a national crisis
31 May 2018
Great explanation of gut health and its relationship with mental health
30 May 2018
Simple effective strategy for wellness. Everyone needs to understand this.
30 May 2018
Really good
30 May 2018
Was interesting and engaging.
30 May 2018
Very informative especially regarding exercise and depression.
30 May 2018
Great presentation
30 May 2018
Something new that i learnt
30 May 2018
Very entertaining teacher
30 May 2018
great to hear such a sensible approach to diet. Very refreshing.
30 May 2018
Extremely interesting and engaging
29 May 2018
Nutrition (2 fruit, 5 veggie serves)/day + exercise (30 mins x 3 sessions/ week with a HR @ 130 beats/minute will help promote better mental health. Watch VLA to gain more knowledge and obtain sources of reference to the latest research. Very pleasant presentation.
29 May 2018
Relaxed presentation of the facts, that diet and exercise can improve mental health, researchers by name and university are disclosed. In addition to this lecture... ABC Australia - Catalyst programs have also looked at the gut biome and mental health. Well worth watching these presentations for health promotion of both healthcare workers and patient/community groups.
28 May 2018
fabulous
28 May 2018
Geoffrey Ahern is an excellent speaker and so informative. A great incentive for people to create lifestyle changes that will benefit them physically and mentally in their lifes and families.
28 May 2018
very good
27 May 2018
Interesting and informative
27 May 2018
This educator is very knowledgeable about lifestyle changes and how they affect the body and health, especially mental health. This educator has found vast amounts of evidence and quotes to back up the points he made about the effects that diet has on mental health.
27 May 2018
What we know is true for optimal physical and mental health i.e fresh fruit & veg and moderate exercise is now evidence based practice. Simple common sense. Great lecture.
26 May 2018
Nourishing Geoff
26 May 2018
Very informative and interesting presentation.
26 May 2018
excellent
26 May 2018
Great lecture
25 May 2018
Motivating speaker
25 May 2018
I highly recommend this lecture covering topics of diet/ exercise/ good gut flora for optimum general wellbeing and mental health.
25 May 2018
Excellent lecture with guidelines to improve mental health easy to follow for profound and benefial outcomes !! Highly recommend this lecture!!
25 May 2018
This presentation was really informative, with helpful practical suggestions. For both staff and patients.
25 May 2018
Fantastic topic, you have really inspired me!! Thank you!
25 May 2018
It was excellent. Thank you. I do wish that in the time a patient is in hospital with us, that we had more time to educate and encourage good health via improved diet and exercise, in the patient's daily routine.
25 May 2018
Essential information for all health care workers!
25 May 2018
Great topic, covered well
24 May 2018
AMAZING!! Highly recommend this to everyone.
24 May 2018
Very informative
24 May 2018
Fantastic presenter and amazing content. I’ve watched this twice.
24 May 2018
Engaging speaker—with easy to apply ideas.
24 May 2018
Great information and well presented.
24 May 2018
Great talk, very informative personally and professionally
24 May 2018
very enjoyable lecture. Put points across really well
23 May 2018
Great video
23 May 2018
Great content thank you
23 May 2018
The lecture was clear and well presented
23 May 2018
Very interesting information presented. Definitely will try to implement in day to day life as well as information I will offer to the women I care for.
23 May 2018
Very interesting lecture with relevant information
23 May 2018
Interesting lecture with valuable information
23 May 2018
Great info and delivery
23 May 2018
See the hand-written notes on file.
22 May 2018
Very interesting subject with applicable topics.
22 May 2018
Very good presenter and content Good for all of us and our practice
22 May 2018
Very informative, and well presented.
22 May 2018
Engaging talk, great presentation
22 May 2018
Very engaging speaker.
21 May 2018
Very interesting and will be easy to apply suggested ideas to make healthy changes to one’s s lifestyle. I recommend this talk to everyone.
21 May 2018
Very Interested and enjoyable to watch
21 May 2018
better than expected
21 May 2018
Excellent and worthwhile listening, inspiring and motivating
21 May 2018
Interesting and topical discussion on diet and exercise in relation to mental health (and shift work). Definitely worth watching.
21 May 2018
Very interesting and easy to follow.
21 May 2018
Very interesting topic. enjoyed the presenter, was very engaging and enthusiastic about the topic.
20 May 2018
The educator is engaging. I would recommend this to other health professionals.
20 May 2018
Excellent. Great speaker.
20 May 2018
I felt engage from the start to the finish of this lecture. Very enjoyable and informative.
20 May 2018
Very knowledgeable, the educator was brilliant.
19 May 2018
Really enjoyable lecture
19 May 2018
Great presentation. Kept me engaged the whole time. This has reinforced a lot of knowledge I have as an endoscopy nurse, and provided more new information that I can pass onto my patients when they ask questions.
19 May 2018
The educator was engaging and authentic, I would recommend this lecture to others for patient care but also how to care for ourselves.
19 May 2018
Great presentation.
19 May 2018
Great starting point for those wanting to understand diet, activity and mental health. Keep the new information coming please, this is a highly evolving area.
19 May 2018
This course reinforced what I am already doing and gave me ideas of how to encourage others to make small changes the could have big gains
19 May 2018
This course was very engaging.
19 May 2018
This reinforces what I am already doing Now I feel confident enough to pass this on to colleagues and patients but not to lecture but try and make it part of a normal conversation
18 May 2018
Great info.
18 May 2018
good
18 May 2018
Engaging and inspiring talk, I highly recommend!
18 May 2018
good
18 May 2018
Geoff is very engaging and I have found it easy to understand him.
18 May 2018
A lively and informative talk that everyone should listen to !
18 May 2018
Geoffrey Ahern is the best
17 May 2018
educator engaging and I recommend to others
17 May 2018
Clear simple presentation which utilizes the KISS principle well!
17 May 2018
Great food for thought, and so true I believe.
17 May 2018
Excellent
17 May 2018
Enjoyed the talk and advice about benefits of dcervue
17 May 2018
Nice and simple
17 May 2018
VERY INFORMATIVE
17 May 2018
amazing lecture, highly informative and a pleasure to learn.
17 May 2018
Informative
17 May 2018
That was well explained and very informative
16 May 2018
Importance of gut health.
16 May 2018
Excellent
16 May 2018
excellent lecture and vital knowledge obtained
16 May 2018
good
16 May 2018
LOVED this presentation. I had just been talking with my brother about this..he has begun changing his life from severe trauma, drug addiction, mental health issues etc by using these very same principles based on the same knowledge presented here. Fantastic!
16 May 2018
Thankyou..great presentation in so many ways.
16 May 2018
Interesting lecture
16 May 2018
Excellent lecture and content
16 May 2018
extremely interesting and backed by strong evidence based research.
16 May 2018
very good
16 May 2018
Very informative session
16 May 2018
great presentation and information
15 May 2018
Very good
15 May 2018
Great presentation. Interesting new area of research.
15 May 2018
Excellent lecture reinforcing the need for exercise for not just physical health but mental wellbeing.
15 May 2018
excellent
15 May 2018
excellent presentation, very informative, really well presented
15 May 2018
Great presenter. I would listen to him everyday.
15 May 2018
excellent
15 May 2018
Very informative.

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