The Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity

We are a charity founded and run by people from the Showmen and fairground community. Our aim is to break the stigma around mental health in our community. This includes providing support, information and mental health services to all Showmen in the UK and Ireland, (of all ages).

Our Activities
Free therapy and counselling – we have our own mental health nurse who takes self-referrals (online or physical form) and can assess your current concerns. The nurse will then help you source the most suitable therapist or counsellor to support your mental health. We have a quick turn around and an accessible service. If you have found yourself on a waiting list, please get in touch as we may be able to speed up this process for you. We can also help with funding for private psychiatric assessments including (but not limited to) OCD and ADHD. 

The charity will provide you with 3 months of funding (12 sessions) for therapy services. We also can fund private Psychiatric Assessments including OCD and ADHD. 

Education
We provide lots of educational projects. These include mental health in the Fairground Industry workshop series, the Epic Youth Project, and the Show Smart campaign (which celebrates knowledge passed down from generations of showmen).  

Check out our Education Series on our website.

Awareness
We’re spreading the word in the community! Look out for an event going on near you. Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for the latest updates, as well as mental health advice and tips.

Please get in touch if you would like to host an event, and we can help support in any way.