Cover image for lecture: Linking Food and Mood

Lecture Overview

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.


Portrait of Geoffrey Ahern
Geoffrey Ahern

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 to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as 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.



117 Total Rating(s)

Generic portrait
Michael Lindsay
26 May 2019

Good topic, well presented.

Generic portrait
Elizabeth Fernandez
23 May 2019


Generic portrait
Alexandra Kelly Roche
20 May 2019

Great presentation

Portrait of Anne Spinner
Anne Spinner
18 May 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this course very easy to connect with the educator

Generic portrait
John Yenubari
16 May 2019


Generic portrait
Nari Shin
14 May 2019

The last five minutes of the resource was very useful in terms of the evidence and I look forward to finding more resources to back up the link between the mood and the diet changes as well as the simple exercise methodes.

Generic portrait
Wendy Williams
02 May 2019

Entertaining and informative gut guide

Generic portrait
Anneke Oostra
29 Apr 2019

Great and well set out presentation with good information and data to support the connection between the brain and the gut. A must for everyone who is interested in health care and their own health.

Generic portrait
Sylvia Biddle
25 Apr 2019

I enjoyed this education as it made me aware of the way I go about mental health and that nutrition is part of the healing process.

Generic portrait
Marion Carter
24 Apr 2019

A good understandable source of information. Well researched. Delivered in clear, simple and enjoyable style.