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Our Mission

Our Mission

We are working to generate creative encounters for children with lifelong health conditions to improve wellbeing and creativity.

Our Vision

An Ireland, where all children are connected to their creative powers so they can live life to the full.

Read our full 2023-2027 Strategic Plan here.


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Our Values


Our Care for children and their families is demonstrated in how we listen, and how we act, how we strive for increased inclusivity, and how we work as a team.


The Integrity of our organisation is demonstrated through how we share our learning, how we report to our stakeholders and how we maintain high quality standards.


Creativity drives every aspect of how we work with children and with each other. We demonstrate this through our training, our processes and our championing of the child’s voice.

Image of a Helium Arts participant's shadow interacting with some shadow puppetry

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Putting all children at the heart of what we do

We believe that every child is inherently creative. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy underpins all of our work. We are committed to providing safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. We support all children and young people living with lifelong health conditions – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in accessing creative encounters and improving their wellbeing.

Read our full Policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here.