How you can help us!

Training for Longford/Westmeath Community Mothers

Helium delivered training workshops for Community Mothers in Longford and Westmeath in early spring. Participants learned new, accessible, creative and imaginative play techniques which they could apply to their home visits with parents and babies. Using everyday materials, the Community Mothers made simple performance props like twinkle twinkle hand puppets and ‘peepo’ toys which they have since used to model creative play to parents. Consequently, some parents have become interested in making the props themselves after expressing surprise at how well their baby responded.

As part of the training, Helium also facilitated the ‘Winter Workshop’ for a group of mums and toddlers in Athlone.

The Community Mothers Project aims to support and encourage parents to reach their full potential thereby enhancing parents’ confidence and self esteem, through non-professional volunteers who use their experience as mothers as well as local knowledge to support families. Learn more about the programme here: http://www.cmums.ie/about.html The Community Mothers Programme is HSE funded.

Join our mailing list

We would love to keep in touch to tell you about what's happening in our creative programmes supporting children and teenagers managing long-term health conditions across Ireland to access a meaningful creative and social outlet. We will also send you details from time to time on our events, fundraising activities, funding and sector news.

Donate to Helium

Your donations help sick children and their families (it also makes you sound!)

DONATE!

Contact Us

info@helium.ie
+ 353 (0) 44 93 96 960

 

Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland

 

CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621

 

Design by New Graphic

Address

Helium Arts
Top Floor
22 Pearse Street
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Ireland
N91 VYP0

_

 

This website has been part funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.