Additional help

YANA is not alone. As well as YANA, there are many national, regional and local sources of help and advice with mental health in farming and other rural businesses in the UK.

The National Directory of Farm and Rural Support is available to browse or download.

The Directory lists sources of help by county, region and nation of the UK. It also provides advice on how to recognise symptoms of stress and depression and how best to help a client, colleague, friend or family member.

Working together

YANA believes in collaboration, especially among the charities that offer assistance with the challenges of rural work and life. YANA compiled the first Directory of national and regional rural support organisations. In 2020 we were delighted to hand over management to the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Read it, use it and share it. Together we can make a difference.

If you think someone is in crisis and having suicidal thoughts, please take action immediately.

Offers of more help

There are some excellent support organisations that exist to provide additional help. You can be assured that contact with any of the following is strictly confidential:

RABI - Supporting Farming Families

R.A.B.I. (The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution): 0808 281 9490

Provides financial support for farmers in times of crisis such as illness, bereavement or events beyond their control. www.rabi.org.uk

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text SHOUT to 85258

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day. www.giveusashout.org.

The Farming Community Network: 03000 111 999

A network of volunteers from the farming community and rural churches providing pastoral and practical support to help people find a positive way through their problems. www.fcn.org.uk

Samaritans116 123

Provides help and emotional support at any time of the day or night. You do not have to give your name. www.samaritans.org

Relate: The relationship people: 0300 100 1234

Contact them by phone or email to find your nearest counsellor, who you can contact directly. They have useful self-help information about relationships and family issues on their national Relate website. www.relate.org.uk

YANA is a signposting service, encouraging those who might be affected by depression to seek appropriate help. It does not replace advice from a health professional.

YANA recommends visitors to our website to seek a professional diagnosis.