Finlaysons, an Australian law firm with a specialty in the wine sector, are convening a workshop at the 18th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference on the critical issue of dealing with mental health in the wine industry.
Mental health was already a serious issue in the wine sector in normal times, it being an agricultural industry with its inherent risks.
However, it has become much more of a problem in recent years with the stresses of drought, bushfires, COVID-19, hailstorms, floods and the demise of the China market.
Poor mental health destroys, not just individuals, but also families and businesses. It is a commercial issue, as well as a tragic human one.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
The speakers will include a clinical psychologist and a workplace lawyer with much experience in this area.
Mental health is a serious issue for the wine industry, not just for the individuals concerned and their families, but also so far as it impacts wine business performance.
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