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About us

How it Works!

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Take a journey inside a Helium Arts workshop with us. See the fun, the smiles, the creativity and what goes on. Hear what the parents and the participants say about our workshops. Learn how our workshops can help children living with the challenges of lifelong physical health conditions.

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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

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

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Philip Flynn, Helium Board, Anna McCarthy, Helium’s Development Co-ordinator, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of the Carmichael Centre.

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

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

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