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Lecture Overview

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.

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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 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.

Reviews

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31 Total Rating(s)

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Crystal Spindler
16 Mar 2019

Great, clearly presented and communicated information. Information which can be used in a board spectrum of work place settings. Information relevant and easy to understand and especially given with a means to implementing into the workplace.

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Annette Davis
16 Mar 2019

In the topic area of Occupational Violence Education/Prevention I have found it difficult to find information that is clear and practical. This video was helpful and did provide some practical information as well a great theory model (That I had not seen before) while it is only a hour, I hope there will be more of this type of education provided. I felt this topic covered some of the areas of not only what the patient is feeling (fear, anxiety, confusion etc... but also how we can respond to patients that is appropriate that is not going to escalate the situation. My hat off.. to the educator he was very calm and informative

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Trevor Lowe
16 Mar 2019

A good clear and simple piece but one which also pointed to further resources. Pointers to how to deescalate an individual but also the importance of managing one's self.

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Patricia Iredale
15 Mar 2019

The session was captivating, informative and very relevant to my work. Mental Health admissions to Aged Care is becoming more frequent. Cert 3 Aged Care curriculum does not cover Mental Health. As a Manager this session provides strategies i can omplement when working with staff in the Dementia Unit.

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Mally apelt
15 Mar 2019

This was a very informative well presented engaging lecture

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Lynne Shanahan
15 Mar 2019

Very knowledgeable speaker with fantastic case studies that make content relevant and easier to understand and remember

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
12 Mar 2019

Another excellent presentation from Geoffrey Ahearn

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Jacob Hafey
12 Feb 2019

Excellent

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Sue Heath
11 Nov 2018

Excellent

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carin newman
20 Jun 2018

Fantastic presenter