Management of Anxiety, Panic and Physical Aggression

56m of CPD
Geoffrey Ahern
05 May 2017

Threats of physical or verbal aggression is NEVER acceptable, under any circumstances. Sometimes they can be explained due to an individual being severely unwell but this does not mean our own mental and emotional health is not affected. Geoffrey Ahern gives an unmissable presentation on managing these behaviours with de-escalation techniques and recognising when an individual is at risk of harming themselves or others.


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 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.


carin newman20 Jun 2018
Fantastic presenter

carin newman19 Jun 2018
Excellent. I enjoy listening to this presenters lectures. He is engaging.

Emma-Lee Davies Kinsella11 Jun 2018
I love this presenter! Always has a way of not letting my attention space out..

Cherie Quintano31 May 2018
Amazing presenter, very engaging!

Wilma Barnes28 May 2018
Great session

tracey lackmann25 May 2018
Brilliant natural teacher informative and interesting.

tracey lackmann25 May 2018
Geoff's a natural lecterer found the session to be informative as well as interesting Wonderful advice presented some very helpful tools Well Done would like to see more sessions from him

Samantha Whitehouse24 May 2018
helpful tools

Kristine s kealy12 May 2018
Educater was extremely good and inviting. He would be great to work with

Gurnam Singh Saini02 May 2018
well done Geoff

Jenna He01 May 2018
Very informative

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil27 Apr 2018
Well presented

Rebecca French20 Apr 2018
Educator was informative and gave many helpful pieces of advice and guidance.

Teresa Perry16 Apr 2018
An excellent and informative lecture delivered with knowledge, experience and sensitivity.

Teresa Perry16 Apr 2018
Wonderful presentation delivered with great knowledge and sensitivity

Kelly Bidlake12 Apr 2018
Such an engaging and interesting lecture. The passion and compassion for his work and others in addition to education is admirable.

Udo Hoffmann07 Apr 2018
Good and relevant information presented well

Udo Hoffmann07 Apr 2018
Good and relevant information presented well

Anna Lau Hwee Tzer05 Apr 2018
A very good presentation, informative and practical strategies recommended for de escalation are worth trying.

Kim cook20 Mar 2018
very well presented with a lot of very good strategies. will definitely be well used

mary susan delos reyes06 Mar 2018
very well presented

gary marshall06 Mar 2018
Great presentation from someone who is able to draw on lots of personal experience and is a natural at lecturing.

Norest Mashonganyika23 Dec 2017
well presented

Lloys Hillary Santucci31 Oct 2017
Interesting and engaging

Mark Randy Arroyo12 Sep 2017
Very informative, useful and up to date

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