Norfolk farmer rewarded for her work with mental health charity YANA
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A Norfolk farmer has been given a special award for her work supporting a mental health charity.
Emily Page, 25, has raised funds and awareness for YANA (You Are Not Alone) which helps rural workers.
Miss Page, who runs her family's pick-your-own business at Scratby, near Great Yarmouth, said she was honoured to be recognised as the charity's first young ambassador at the Royal Norfolk Show.
'There have been mental health problems in my family, so I wanted to raise awareness and help other people who might be going through similar issues,' she said. 'People don't always have someone to talk to, but you speak to YANA in confidence, and that helps in a high pressure industry.'
YANA is a Norfolk-based charity, set up in 2008, to help with mental health issues in farming and the countryside.
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Miss Page, who completed a walk in the Sahara desert last winter for the charity, is also chairman of North Walsham Young Farmers' Club and works as a trials officer at Morley, near Wymondham, for NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany).
Michael Pollitt, a YANA trustee, said: 'Emily is someone who is very special and has made a huge difference to the charity. I hope there will be others who will follow in her footsteps.'
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If you live in a rural community and suffer with depression call YANA on 0300 323 0400 or visit www.yanahelp.org.