YANA: help for those involved in agriculture and other rural businesses affected by stress and depression

Working in agriculture and the countryside 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.

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience poor mental health so it is important to know that you, or the person you are concerned about, are not alone.

Things can get difficult but with help it doesn't have to stay that way

Those who work in agriculture and other rural businesses 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 can improve your quality of life.


YANA is here to help

If you are involved with agriculture or another rural business in any way and are feeling low or struggling, or if you are worried about a member of your family, a colleague or a friend, YANA can help.

Call our helpline 0300 323 0400 for confidential support every Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm to speak to someone directly. Outside of these hours leave a message and receive a callback, or email helpline@yanahelp.org.

Remember, you don’t have to struggle by yourself – good help is available.

If you are very seriously worried about someone else and their mental state go to our Concerned about someone page NOW. Please don’t hesitate to take action.


YANA offers specific help for those involved with agriculture or other rural businesses in East Anglia through our work:

Wherever you live and work, we hope you find YANA useful.

YANA provides confidential support to those in agriculture and rural businesses

Talk with someone at YANA.

Call our confidential helpline every Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm on 0300 323 0400.

Outside of these hours leave a message and we will respond quickly.

Or, if you prefer, email the confidential helpline.

We are here to help.

Asking for help is a strength