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18 year old Mary Bracken (left) pictured with Artist Rachel Tynan with a book they collaborated on called Colours of life. The book features poetry with Mary Bracken and Illustrations by Rachel Tynan. Mary was a patient in Temple Strret Hospital until she was 18.
Photograph: Aidan Crawley

About us

Our Mission

Helium Arts is an award-winning Irish charity giving children and young people, with lifelong physical health conditions, the chance to shine. Run through a series of arts-based workshops, we create safe and inclusive spaces, that inspire creativity, spark friendships, and improve mental health and well-being

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Our Impact

In Ireland, there are 160,000 children and teenagers living every day with the long-term effects of illness. Since 2010, more than 5,000 children and young people have discovered the world of Helium Arts, bringing positivity to their lives

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Our Team

Group Photos of the Helium Arts' team

Meet the Helium team! We believe in the power of the arts to transform the healthcare experience of children and those who care for them.

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Image of Helium Arts Artists and Participant drawing colourful doodles on a piece of perspex glass and smiling

Meet some of the amazing Helium artists who are bringing joy and creativity to sick children across Ireland

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Helium Arts is compliant with the Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.

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We couldn't do what we do without the support of wonderful organisations who believe in the work of Helium Arts

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Our Board

We are grateful to our fantastic board for guiding the work of Helium Arts

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Youth Advisory Group

colourful star shaped origami

We are grateful to our fantastic Youth Advisory Group for guiding the work of Helium Arts

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