About YANA

The Norfolk farming charity the Clan Trust was ahead of its time in 2008 when it launched the You Are Not Alone project, now known as YANA.

The YANA format – to provide mental health support for the farming and rural community – expanded into Suffolk in 2012 and then to Worcestershire in 2018.

YANA became a charity in its own right in 2020. Now we are much-admired by many national bodies, including the Princes Countryside Fund, Public Health England and The Worshipful Company of Farmers.

YANA’s Mission: Improve Mental Health in East Anglia in Agricultural and Rural Businesses

We do this by:

In 2022, YANA is establishing itself as a key East Anglian charity.

With the generous support of the Alan Boswell Group Charitable Trust, we are now able to work across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.

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Our Values

YANA works to a set of values in our decision-making processes, affecting how we behave and what we expect from each other. They also show what you can expect from us.

INTEGRITY

we do what we say we are going to do, and in the best way possible for all concerned

TRUST

we respect everyone’s right to confidentiality and anonymity with no judgement

COMMITMENT

we always act in the best interests of agricultural and rural business communities

PEOPLE MATTER

we show respect and care to everyone we have contact with
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Our Impact

YANA makes a positive difference to agricultural and rural communities in East Anglia.

We have evidence of the difference we make to peoples’ lives and their mental health through our monitoring and evaluation processes.

“I talked through a situation with someone and signposted them to YANA.

Feedback was that YANA gave an understanding others hadn’t”

FEEDBACK FROM A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

“I found it very easy to talk to a ‘neutral’ person which helped me clear the ‘mist’ and see a way forward rather than being stuck in ‘limbo’ and going nowhere’

FEEDBACK FROM A COUNSELLING CLIENT

Counselling improves mental health, relationships, and workIn 2021 YANA had an 88% increase in the number of calls made to our helpline and 33% more people received our funded counselling, compared to the previous year.

People that received counselling noticed an improvement in three key areas of life; mental health, relationships and work.

Whilst 95% felt better able to manage their problems.

This means those people are able to experience a better quality of life through improved relationships, are able to think more clearly and work more safely.

Read more about the impact of our work in 2021.

Impact of YANA's work in 2021

Our People

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Emma Haley

Our Charity Manager Emma Haley has worked in charities, with a focus on mental health, for over 15 years. She meets regularly with our Trustees and oversees all aspects of the Charity.

The five Trustees include Mr Grant Pilcher, Mrs Ginnie Edgecombe, Mr Henry Kilvert (Chair), Mr Matthew Hubbard and Mrs Alex Bartram DL.

YANA Chair Henry Kilvert, shared his vision for our work when he took on the role in 2020.

We have two Patrons:

  • The Lady Dannatt MBE, HM the Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk
  • Mrs Melinda Raker DL, founder of YANA.

Our Finances

Our annual reports and finances submitted to the Charities Commission each year.

2020/21 Annual Report & Finances

Our Policies

As a charity, YANA abides by a set of policies. We signpost our volunteers, funders and job applicants to read them.

If you have any questions about YANA’s policies, please get in touch