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Harvest update #v14 - UPDATE 28/2/2014

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Stress and Safety - VINTAGE A TIMELY REMINDER

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This week I met with the Hon. Terry Stephens MLC and the Hon. John Dawkins MLC to look at future mental health programmes that could be run to help our community. This is a timely reminder that we need to look after ourselves and our friends and family through vintage.
Grape vintage is a high of high stress which, allied with other factors like a lack of sleep, places all of our industry at risk of accidents and mental health issues including depression.

We maintain our vineyards and our machinery to limit the risks of accidents. Like a machine that is working all day and night we also need to maintain our mental health and the health of those around us.

Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. Keep in mind the pressures that yourself, your family and your friends are under, it is natural for our mental health to suffer, there is no shame or blame it that.

Look for changes in behavior. Is someone you know not themselves lately?

It's not a…

Botrytis - UPDATE 19/2/2014

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