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Lecture Overview

Whether you are a professional healthcare worker or somebody's primary carer, providing care to others can be both physically and mentally exhausting. This session will look at the concept of resilience and how to avoid burnout through self-care practices and looking after your own wellbeing.


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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. See Educator Profile


19 Total Rating(s)
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Joanne Hutton
15 Jan 2020

Enjoyed this lecture hopefully will use it to the best of my ability.

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cherrilyn Clifton
25 Nov 2019

This unit was easy to under stand and relevant to what I was looking for.

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Paul Hudson
15 Nov 2019

Very important complex part of medicine . A great engaging lecture delivered in a very digestible manner which fortunately or unfortunately could be related to personally and professionally. Thank you for sharing your professionalism. Highly regarded learning resource.

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Michael Smith
20 Oct 2019

Learning about caring for the carer

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Craig Broomhall
06 Sep 2019

An excellent presentation that is extremely relevant to front line workers.

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Susanne Savona
26 Aug 2019

Great resource but it would have been better if we could hear what was being said in the background & if we could have viewed the video as well.

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Gillian Pringle
21 Aug 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this resource, however it could have been greatly improved by: 1) the inclusion of the video the participants viewed 2) being able to hear the comments of the participants in the room 3) the presenter didn't need to continually keep moving - distracting at times

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Mary Wyn
16 Aug 2019