Tech Rehab, Ghost Visitors and Thieving: Stories from our film workshop with Diabetes Ireland

Posted on: March 13, 2018

A group of young people plan their escape from tech rehab, a bully steals an insulin pen, a piano player sees something he shouldn’t at a party … Fourteen teenagers…

Save the Date! Symposium exploring multi-sensory, interactive arts for young children with complex needs

Posted on: February 28, 2018

Helium Arts in partnership with Kildare County Council Arts Service is hosting a symposium and practical workshop for arts, healthcare and early years professionals interested in exploring multi-sensory, creative play…

Recruitment of new board member in area of health

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Helium Arts is looking for a new Board Member with significant Medical experience to provide direction and guidance on developing the organisation’s strategy in response to best practice models of…

Art Workshops for teenagers with epilepsy in partnership with Epilepsy Ireland

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Helium Arts, in partnership with Epilepsy Ireland, are hosting free art workshops for young people with epilepsy (aged 12-16) on Saturday 24 February and Saturday 10 March in Dublin. Over…

Lauren’s Story

Posted on: November 21, 2017

Did you know that 16% of children in Ireland have been diagnosed with a life-long illness? These children, as well as dealing with serious medical conditions, experience more bullying, have fewer close…

A little piece of magic in the home: Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic tours to families in Kildare and Tipperary

Posted on: December 5, 2017

This year, families in Kildare and Tipperary enjoyed what one mum called ‘a little piece of magic’ when Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic visited their homes. The Pop Up Picnic…

Helium Arts’ Creation Station at the Dublin Flea Christmas Market

Posted on: November 28, 2017

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping with Helium Arts at the Dublin Flea Christmas Market from 7-10 December. Get hands on and create your own Forest…

Your gift of creativity…

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Thank you very much! Through your kindness we will be able to connect more children and young people like Lauren with artists like Rachel to inspire them for life.  Lauren, participant…

Helium Arts Christmas

Posted on: November 15, 2017

WE BELIEVE CREATIVITY CHANGES LIVES… DO YOU? Support seriously ill children to let their creativity shine! Your contribution to our Christmas campaign 2017 will connect sick kids with artists to…

Seizure the Day: Inspiring short film by young people with epilepsy launches at the Irish Film Institute

Posted on: November 14, 2017

On Saturday 14 October, Seizure the Day, a short fictional film created by young people with epilepsy and inspired by their experiences, had its premiere at the Irish Film Institute…

Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Clinic comes to school children in Athlone

Posted on: November 8, 2017

School children and preschoolers in Athlone will be invited to have their teddies’ vital signs checked when the Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Clinic comes to Athlone Institute of Technology on…

Helium Arts Superhero Bazaar in Mullingar on Culture Night

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Reveal your secret Superhero on Culture Night! Come to the Superhero Bazaar at Days Bazaar in Mullingar on 22 September and discover your superpower. Families are invited to join us from…

Teen superheroes take flight! A year of adventure with CanTeen Ireland

Posted on: September 3, 2017

It’s been an amazing year of creative exploration and experimentation with CanTeen Ireland, the young people’s cancer support group, and artist mentors on our Two Suitcases community project. In April,…

Why heroism matters by Ben Murnane

Posted on: September 3, 2017

In the history of humankind, there are probably few ideas more dangerous than the notion that we can offload our problems onto some external force, who will solve them for…

Our Lives with Epilepsy: Teenagers explore their experiences on a film collaboration with Epilepsy Ireland

Posted on: August 30, 2017

This year Helium Arts has been partnering with Epilepsy Ireland on a filmmaking project, collaborating with young people who have epilepsy. In the spring, we hosted film workshops around the…

Teenagers in hospital explore their creativity on Year 2 of the Fireflies Project

Posted on: August 25, 2017

Teenagers in hospital transitioning to adult care have been exploring their creativity and building magical worlds on Year Two of Helium Arts’ Fireflies Project which concluded this July. The project…

Join Helium Arts as Digital Marketing Intern & Help Change Children’s Lives!

Posted on: July 20, 2017

At Helium Arts we believe creativity changes lives. Helium Arts programmes provide much-needed distraction and relief from the isolation, loneliness and depression caused by illness by supporting children with chronic…

Film Quiz: Supporting teens with illness to become filmmakers

Posted on: July 4, 2017

Do you know your Wonder Woman from your Mrs. Doubtfire? Your Lassie from your Hooch? Your Seagal from your Schwarzenegger? A film quiz with something for everyone & with lots of…

Temple of Treasures: Teenagers in Temple Street transform the hospital into a game environment

Posted on: June 16, 2017

An urgent communication has been received from an intergalactic voyager. You must join a team of players to decipher the clues and travel between parallel dimensions in Temple Street Children’s…

Get your family active this summer! Become a superhero for children living with illness

Posted on: May 12, 2017

This is Lisa, aka Superwoman! Lisa has had cancer twice in her young life. Lisa has told us about how she didn’t feel ‘normal’ at school because she was known as…

This is Lisa, aka Superwoman! Lisa has had cancer twice in her young life. Lisa has told us about how she didn’t feel ‘normal’ at school because she was known as ‘that girl with cancer’. Each morning she would ‘put on a mask’ just to fit in. However, through Helium Arts’ film project, Lisa felt she could be light-hearted, honest and creative working with her peers in the group. She no longer needs to disguise who she is. During Helium’s project, Lisa chose to wear a different mask – the mask of Superwoman.

CALLING ALL CREATIVE FAMILIES! Join Helium Arts’ Superhero Team

At Helium Arts, we want all children to be able to use their creative (super)powers to live life to the full. Now YOU can become a superhero, too!

Join Helium Arts’ Superhero Team at any of the family-friendly Inflatable Colour Runs this summer.

They are sure to be a great day out for the whole family and suitable for all levels.

With your help, we can bring artists and sick children together, allowing them to set their creativity free.

Get your family fundraising together. Your support will allow us to bring artists and sick children together to create lasting magical memories that are always led by the children.


Inflatable Colour Runs

This summer, the Inflatable Colour Runs are bringing colour and fun to the running scene just like Helium Arts brings to healthcare! A perfect fun day out for the whole family, and suitable for all levels & age groups. ‘Start the run dressed in white, then walk, run, dance or bounce your way around the route, making your way through the colour stations and of course the Fun Inflatables!’ Taking place in six locations across Ireland, so no matter where you are there’s an event for you!


The Inflatable Colour Runs will do a discounted rate if you’re participating for charity, so make sure to contact for more details before registering, as well as for your superhero fundraising pack! See a list of all of the runs here, and then register at the links below:

Cork on 11 June
Tipperary on 25 June
Kerry on 30 July
Waterford on 6 August
Kildare on 13 August
Limerick on 20 August
Mullingar on 27 August


What You Support

This year, funds go towards our programmes for teenagers in both hospital and community health settings. See here for more information on our programmes, and see Lisa below in the Helium Arts film project trailer!

Your much-needed contribution will allow us to connect teenagers and artists to work together to let their creativity and inner superheroes free!

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