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

Mental Health Services

The Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity offer funding for private therapy and counselling. The charity has two mental health nurses specialising in both adults & children, who take self-referrals from our website and can assess your current concerns. You can access our referral forms here…

Once our nurses have completed your screening, they will then source the most suitable therapist or counsellor to support your mental health.

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 that can be extended depending on circumstances and progress to 20 sessions. 

We can also supply a small grant for drugs and rehabilitation services. Please get in touch to enquire.


The Showmen’s Mental Heath Awareness Charity believe that education is prevention. The Charity aims to support our community with educational materials, workshops and lectures for both adults and children.

These include our monthly Mental Health Workshops that cover a variety of topics including: Men’s Mental Health, Women’s Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health in the Fairground Industry.

Furthermore, the Show Smart Campaign celebrates knowledge passed down from generations of showmen.  

Check out our Education Series to find out more…


The Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity aims to spread awareness through a variety of outreach events and online campaigns to break the stigma surrounding mental health within our community. Please 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.