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Learning Bank for Healthcare Professionals

Helium Arts is committed to supporting an evidence base for arts interventions with children in healthcare settings.

These interventions to date have included the commissioning of a large-scale independent evaluation of our first artist in residence programme in four hospitals (SpiralOrchard, 2010), a systematic review of creative interventions for young people transitioning to adult healthcare (Callinan and Coyne, 2018) and a literature review looking at the effects of the arts on parent-infant relationships (Ní Bheoláin, forthcoming).

This Learning Bank will be updated regularly with resources, papers, podcasts, videos and interviews featuring healthcare professionals and academics exploring arts and health practice and related fields.


  • Benefits of Multi-Sensory Play on Participation, Learning & Development

    Margaret McGrath and Eimear Quinlan, Enable Ireland

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  • Arts-based interventions to promote transition outcomes for young people with long-term conditions: A review

    Joanne Callinan and Prof. Imelda Coyne

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  • Art and Design Strategies in Healthcare

    Jackie Sands (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde) & Vicky Charnock (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool)

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  • In Conversation with Mairéad Kinlough, Clinical Nurse Specialist: Supporting teenagers in a Transition Clinic through the arts

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  • Puppet Portal Project: Independent Evaluation by SpiralOrchard

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