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YANA: Help for those in farming
who may be affected by stress and depression.

Farming is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation. So it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal.

Farmer on phone, next to tractor1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a problem with depression so it is important to know that you, or the person you are concerned about, are not alone.

Those who work in agriculture are often reluctant to seek support for depression, stress or anxiety. However, talking about your problems and seeking appropriate help can make it easier to cope and improve your quality of life.
Remember that depression is an illness not a weakness.

If you are involved with agriculture or farming in any way, and are feeling low or if you are worried about a member of your family, a colleague or a friend, YANA can help. Remember, you don’t have to struggle by yourself - good help is available.

If you are very seriously worried about the mental state of someone go to our Concerned about someone page NOW. Don’t hesitate to take action.

YANA can offer specific help for those involved in any way with farming or agriculture in Norfolk and Suffolk - but wherever you live and farm you might find these pages useful.

YANA: Confidential support to those in the farming community:
You can talk to someone at YANA Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
An answer service is available out of hours
or, if you prefer, email johoey@yanahelp.org - we are here to help.

Depression is an illness – NOT a weakness
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