During February the 6th Mind Your Head week campaign saw more people sharing their own mental health experiences.

Sharing our own experiences can be helpful

  • To normalise talking about how well we are or are not
  • Helps others to understand mental health is a part of everyone’s life
  • Breaks down barrier, helping people to feel more comfortable asking for help
  • Develops awareness of the range of people who experience poor mental health
  • Learn from others experiences
  • Gives the person sharing a sense of purpose and helping

Encouraging openness

Sharing your experiences is always a choice. We regularly see how helpful gaining understanding from real life experiences can be, through our training. Take a look at these stories.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Take Notice; one of the 5 ways to wellbeing

We saw people sharing a range of tips and ideas that everyone can consider for their own wellbeing in the form of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Here’s a quick recap:

  • Be Active
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Give
  • Connect

YANA is by your side

7 Tractor Facts to Save a Life fold out card

Our mental health is for life, not just for a week or one day. Let’s keep sharing our stories and talking to people we trust. We are all in it together. Talking to each other, leading by example, and helping each other, you don’t have to be an expert, you just have to be willing to ask if someone’s ok.

If you are interested in developing your skills to support people in agriculture and rural businesses have a look at our Mental Health First Aid courses or contact more information.

Take a look at our merchandise available for order to help spread awareness.

Our website has information for when you are concerned about someone, and how to make a plan if you are struggling.

Our helpline supports people in East Anglia who work in agriculture and rural businesses, 0300 323 0400. This can lead to funded counselling with an experienced counsellor who has local knowledge and an understanding of rural issues.