Wine Victoria Workplace Mental Health First Aider Accreditation Course


Wine Victoria is excited to share that we’ve secured a grant through Business Victoria to enhance mental wellbeing in business communities, directly benefiting our industry. With this initiative, we’re collaborating with Kate Meadows, Director of ‘Be More Mindful’, to offer the Blended Online Workplace Mental Health First Aid course. Designed for those overseeing winery teams, this course equips you to navigate mental health challenges in the workplace.

Amid ongoing regulatory shifts, including recent amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations, it’s crucial to stay updated. These regulations outline duty holders’ roles in identifying and managing psychological health and safety hazards. Organisations must continually assess approaches to handle psychosocial risks and prioritise mental health.Our commitment lies in providing practical resources and guidance to navigate evolving standards and foster mentally healthy workplaces.

This informative course covers identifying common mental health issues, providing initial aid, accessing professional help, and employing evidence-based action plans during crises.

Note: Places are limited. Registrations close 11th September.

To see the curriculum and register your place, sign up here.

There are two required course components, both are essential to achieve the Mental Health First Aider accreditation:

Course component 1 – Self-paced Interactive eLearning
approx. 4hrs, must be completed prior to the video conference

  • Covers depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use problems.
  • Addresses crisis situations like suicidal thoughts and severe psychological states.

Course Component 2 – Instructor-led Videoconferencing:
2 x 2.5-hour sessions

  • Revise and apply eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan.
  • Engage in group activities to practice and refine skills.
  • Develop a self-care plan for maintaining good mental health.

Dates & Details:

Group 1
Monday 2nd October & Tuesday 3rd October
10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Online conference

Group 2
Wednesday 4th October & Thursday 5th October
10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Online conference

If you’re unable to secure a place in Group 1 or 2, we will be looking to run more workshops in the near future and will be in touch with available dates.

Remember: Places are limited.
Learn more here.

As a Master status Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Kate’s expertise in Workplace Wellbeing training and mental health consultation ensures a supportive and informative learning experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills in fostering a mentally healthy workplace.

If you have any questions, please contact Helani Kapi – Wine Victoria Secretariat via email:

Wine Victoria thanks Business Victoria for their support in assisting with the delivery of this project to our members.