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SummerProgramme 2022 Conversation Table

Register your interest OR refer a child

Parents / Guardians

Is your child age 6-18 and living with a lifelong physical health condition?  We know it can be lonely.  That’s why we want to help you discover life ‘beyond the diagnosis’ and give your child the chance to shine.

Step1:  Fill in our self-referral form here to register your interest in Helium Arts

Step 2: We’ll get in touch to say ‘hello’ and make sure that Helium Arts is the right fit

Step 3: Once eligibility is confirmed, you can find a workshop and sign up to take part

Healthcare Workers / Working with Children

Do you know any children, young people or families that may benefit from attending our workshops? If so, please fill in our referral form here.

Our Family Liaison Officer will review the form to see what kind of workshop might be best suited to the child’s or young person’s needs and we will get back in touch with you.

Please note that this is a registration of interest form only. Completion of this form does not guarantee that a child will be offered a place in an upcoming workshop.


About Helium Arts


Helium Arts is the national arts and health charity for children. We provide free creative art workshops for children and young people aged 6-18 years living with lifelong physical health conditions.


A lifelong physical health condition is one which can be treated and managed but usually not cured. Examples include diabetes, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, allergies, heart conditions, chronic asthma, spina bifida, juvenile arthritis, rare or complex conditions and many more.


Living with a lifelong physical health condition is hard. Children can face loneliness, stress, anxiety, and feel defined by their condition. They experience: stigma associated with their condition, social isolation, loneliness and fewer quality friendships.

Our creative workshops are a great opportunity for these children to not only explore their creativity but also to make new friends, learn new life skills, grow in confidence and self-esteem and have fun!

All workshops are…

  • Free of charge
  • Delivered by professional artists
  • Accessible
  • Overseen by paramedics
  • Supported by volunteers


We currently have workshops running in 8 different locations around Ireland (including CASTLEBAR, CORK, ENNIS, GALWAY, LIMERICK, MALLOW, NENAGH, ROSCOMMON) They are run in six weekly blocks, as two or three-day camps or one day teen meetups.
We also work in the Outpatients Department so children and young people can ‘create while you wait’ in Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Galway and University Hospital Limerick.

Alternatively you can email hello@helium.ie for any further queries.

All places are subject to availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Booking a place on a workshop for your child constitutes agreement to Helium Arts’ Terms of Service.