The Naked Farmer: Patrick Joice reveals all

By Will Evans
24th May 2019
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Poultry farmers Patrick and Zanna Joice share their story of coping with Patrick’s terminal illness and severe depression, and where the Naked Farmer name came from…

From podcast host Will Evans:

Poultry farmers Patrick and Zanna Joice, from Norfolk, eastern England, are a remarkable couple. I spoke to them both about Patrick’s terminal cancer diagnosis, his ongoing battle with severe depression, and how they’re trying to help others who may be struggling alone.

Patrick first revealed his story on The Naked Farmer, an Australian social media group that encourages farmers to post nude photos of themselves and share their mental health problems.

Now, Patrick and Zana are raising money for YANA (You Are Not Alone), a local charity supporting them and other farmers in times of crisis.  To donate to the Naked Farmer Charity Cricket Day @naked_farmer and support the amazing work that The YANA project does, please go here.

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