Lecture Overview


Considered one of the biggest developments in medical research, this session introduces the revolutionary concept of the relationship between gut health and mental health. Geoffrey Ahern gives some practical examples of how making very small changes to your diet can have a profound impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing.


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.




9 Total Rating(s)

It was excellent and whet my appetite for further learning.

Jillian Gotts
12 Nov 2018

Engaging and informative

carin newman
15 Jun 2018

Very very interesting, beneficial and achievable to implement.

Marian Soares
26 Apr 2018

Great lecture once again from Geoff. Informative and relevant. Great to see nutrition is finally being put into the spotlight in relation to health, particularly plant based nutrition which is gaining more attention and appraisal.

Kelly Bidlake
13 Apr 2018

Excellent and highly relevant presentation. Food for thought.

Udo Hoffmann
07 Apr 2018

Fascinating lecture, well presented and highly relevant. Well done!

Udo Hoffmann
07 Apr 2018

This was very good, interesting and highly relevant to healthcare.

Natalie Rodgers
07 Apr 2018


Michele Selby
26 Mar 2018

Interesting and informative presentation. Presenter is engaging.

Christine Hulands
18 Mar 2018

Very informative and interesting

Keith Wolf
28 Dec 2017

well presented

Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017

I thought the presenter was engaging and delivered the content in an animated fashion I would certainly recommend this lecture to other health professionals

Donna Hoolihan
18 Oct 2017