Volunteers from Hull Samaritans joined forces with other branches in the area to raise awareness about the Rural Support Initiative at the Driffield Show on Wednesday July 17.
On what was a particularly warm day, Julie, Esther, Malcolm and many others all basked in the sunshine while raising awareness about Samaritans' work to support everyone who is feeling things getting on top of them, not just rural workers.
Julie said: "The Rural Support Initiative was launched due to data released by the Office of National Statistics showing that sadly the suicide rate in the agricultural community is quite high and it is estimated one agricultural worker a week takes their own life.
"Through various news items we also know that a variety of issues can make living in rural communities very difficult for any member of the community. One example is a recent report by the National Rural Crime Network revealing that domestic abuse in rural communities, lasts on average, 25% per cent longer than in urban areas, for various reasons e.g. lack of support available."
Julie led the whole of Hull Samaritans in saying a big thank you to all of the visitors who came over to say hello on Wednesday and learn more about how Samaritans can support people going through a difficult time.
Julie said: "It was so lovely to chat with everyone.
"We would also like to say a special thank you to John at Great Driffield Radio who has been fantastic in helping us raise awareness about the Rural Support Initiative and Sally Fairfax at BBC Radio Humberside for also helping us raise awareness about the difficulties of living in rural communities and for giving us the opportunity to chat about Samaritans in general.
"Thank you everyone and Driffield Show for a fantastic day, we look forward to seeing you all there again next year!"