Support Simon Whitehead and help raise awareness for YANA

Due to a sudden change in circumstances, Simon’s gentle ramble around the Cleveland Way for YANA with four people had now turned to just himself…………….

However being a glass half full person, Simon, after explaining his predicament over tea to Ben and Becca from Birds of Prey Displays, a new plan was hatched.

Simon and Ben are now doing the walk in the fastest time they can on foot.  Going out of their comfort zone they will walk and camp until the whole 110 miles are complete.  Hopefully the originally planned 5 days will be cut down to just 3.

They will both be doing a fair bit of social while they are walking but the main goal is to raise money for YANA but more importantly awareness of the last taboo of modern society, “Mental Health”.  For this reason they will be finishing the walk on 10th October which is World Mental Health Awareness Day.

Please show your support and donate via the following link:

For anyone who does not know about YANA please read the following information.

YANA: Help for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression.

Farming 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.

Farmer on phone, next to tractor1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a problem with depression so it is important to know that you, or the person you are concerned about, are not alone.

Those who work in agriculture 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 improve your quality of life.
Remember that depression is an illness not a weakness.

If you are involved with agriculture or farming 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. Remember, you don’t have to struggle by yourself – good help is available.