Blanchardstown Centre is back with the #BeThere for mental health festival this month

On September 30th and October 1st, the Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin and Mental Health Ireland partnership is back to bring pop-up care festival #BeThere to the heart of the community for a celebration of mental health and wellbeing.

The #BeThere festival celebrates World Mental Health Month in October combining feel good family entertainment and retail therapy. The festival is a chance for the community to carve out some space for their own wellbeing while helping to raise awareness of mental health and support Mental Health Ireland.

Blanchardstown Centre will be buzzing with an unmissable weekend that’ll lift the roof and warm our hearts with family entertainment, face painting and more! The 98FM Thunderbus and street team will be at the centre all weekend plus a 98FM DJ will be live taking song requests and keeping shoppers posted on the fundraiser for Mental Health Ireland and all the fantastic offers on throughout the Centre and retail parks.

“With this event, we want to remind everybody to make time for their own mental health and wellbeing. We’re all so busy and during stressful times, we can forget to look up, breathe, connect with others and have fun! We can’t pour from an empty cup,” said Georgina Lawless, Fundraising, Engagement & Volunteer Manager with Mental Health Ireland.

“We are delighted to team up with the team at Blanchardstown Centre Centre again who really are all about giving back to their customers and who welcome the opportunity for them and their staff to understand the importance of mental health and how they might support their customers. The money raised from this not to be missed event will allow Mental Health Ireland to continue to grow mental health in our communities,” said Georgina.

“Join us for a great weekend of music and discounts from stores throughout the Centre and retail parks. Customers can Be There for each other, Be There for themselves and also Be There to donate to Mental Health Ireland,” said Ciara Curtis, Marketing Manager, Blanchardstown Centre

All funds raised will go to Mental Health Ireland to help provide free training and resources for community groups, educational scholarships for people with experience of mental health challenges, support volunteers around the country, and roll out national campaigns aimed at fighting stigma and raising awareness. For more information, visit

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