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

Farming or working in 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 5 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.

 

Remember depression is an illness not a weakness

Those who work in farming 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 improves your quality of life.

YANA is here to help

If you are involved with farming or another rural business 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. Call our helpline 0300 323 0400 for confidential support 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 farming or other rural businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire through our work:

  • Providing confidential support & counselling
  • Building understanding of mental health
  • Investing in Mental Health First Aid training (link to MHFA page) & suicide prevention

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

 

YANA provides confidential support to those in farming and rural businesses

You can talk with someone at YANA. Call our confidential helpline on 0300 323 0400.

Please leave a voicemail and we will respond quickly.

Or, if you prefer, email the confidential helpline.

We are here to help.

Depression is an illness – not a weakness