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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…

A fly in teddy’s throat! All the action from our Teddy Bear Check Up

Posted on: June 7, 2017

A bear who got a fly stuck in his throat after a walk in the park, a duck who lost his voice and meowed like a cat, a monkey with…

Join the Helium Arts team for a Communications Internship!

Posted on: May 31, 2017

HELIUM ARTS MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP Helium Arts is Ireland’s children’s arts and health organisation. We bring art, creativity and play to children and teenagers in hospital and healthcare settings…

Join Helium Arts’ Superhero Team this Summer!

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Let out your inner superhero to support teens living with chronic illness this summer! This is Lisa. Lisa is Superwoman. Lisa has had cancer twice in her young life. Lisa…

Volunteer Spotlight

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Luana Luz de Freitas Volunteer Position: Graphic Designer Time with Helium: 2 years Impact: Dozens of materials designed, from Christmas cards to strategic documents. Check out her full online portfolio!…

Teddy Care Plan

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Thank you for joining us in LloydsPharmacy for the Teddy Bear Check Up in April! A link to your Teddy Care Plan is below. In it you’ll find lots of…

Connecting with patient experience: Helium Arts workshop with UCD Nursing Students

Posted on: May 11, 2017

In April 2017, Helium Arts delivered a workshop for Third Year Nursing Students participating in the Arts and Health Elective Module at UCD coordinated by artist Emma Finucane. Anna McCarthy, Helium’s…

Teddy Bear Check Up Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Win a Faber-Castell Art Supplies Hamper! Special thanks to Faber-Castell for the donation  Guidelines Upload your ‘Teddy Bear Check Up’ photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Use the hashtag #teddycheckup…

Picnic Project: A theatre project for young children with complex needs

Posted on: April 19, 2017

With spring upon us we have been delving into our picnic baskets and stretching out our blanket in preparation for taking our Picnic Project to our wonderful families in Kildare!…

Teens at Temple Street Hospital experiment with robots, graffiti art and gaming on the Fireflies Project

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Teenagers on Helium Arts’ Fireflies project at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are currently experimenting with robots, graffiti art, ideas of play and gaming in collaboration with resident artist Siobhán Clancy….

Call for Volunteers! Teddy Bear Check Up

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Helium Arts is looking for volunteers to take part in the Teddy Bear Check Up at Lloyd’s Pharmacy on 28 & 29 April. About the Event The Helium Arts’ Teddy…

What’s inside the suitcase? Top tips from our Artist in Residence for packing art materials for the hospital

Posted on: April 9, 2017

Everyone is always curious to know ‘what’s inside the case?!’ Siobhán Clancy, Helium’s artist in residence at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, gives her top tips on packing arts materials for…

Call for volunteers! Interactive film event at The Sugar Club

Posted on: March 15, 2017

Helium Arts is looking for volunteers to take part in Planet of the Capes, an interactive film and music showcase at The Sugar Club in Dublin on 1 April 2017….

How is your Teddy feeling today? Join us at the Teddy Bear Check Up

Posted on: March 9, 2017

How is your Teddy feeling today? Does your Teddy have a sore tummy, running nose, bad cough? Come to the Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up at LloydsPharmacy in association…

Teddy Bear Care: How to look after your Bear

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up in partnership with UCD Paediatric Society is coming at the end of April to selected LloydsPharmacies in Dublin. But what do you do if your…

Fireflies: New collaborators on our artist in residence project in hospitals

Posted on: February 1, 2017

In 2017, Helium Arts welcomes new collaborators to the Fireflies project, an artist in residence project in hospitals which supports teenagers transitioning to adult care. Monica Flynn will be project…

Film workshops for young people with epilepsy in partnership with Epilepsy Ireland

Posted on: February 7, 2017

This spring, Epilepsy Ireland in partnership with Helium Arts will host a series of film workshops for young people age 16-21 living with epilepsy. The workshops will take place in…

Planet of the Capes: Interactive film and music showcase

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Helium Arts and CanTeen Ireland present Planet of the Capes, an interactive film and music showcase, at The Sugar Club in Dublin on Saturday 1st April. Featuring *The premiere of…

Teddy Bear Check Up: Dates for the Diary

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Helium Arts in partnership with UCD Paediatric Society are developing a Teddy Bear Check Up which will be launched this spring in a pharmacy setting in Dublin. Children will be…

Helium Arts in partnership with UCD Paediatric Society are developing a Teddy Bear Check Up which will be launched this spring in a pharmacy setting in Dublin.

Children will be invited to have their teddies’ vital signs checked and student doctors will be on call to treat any minor bear ailments.

Dates for the diary:
Friday 28 April: Blackrock Shopping Centre
Saturday 29 April: Omni Park Shopping Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in store
Come ride in the Teddy ambulance, create your own Teddy medical record, examine your Ted, and receive a prescription surprise.

Friendly medical students will be available to offer their expertise and real instruments for some imaginative doctor-play guided by the child.

Images shown: UCD Paediatric Society’s first Teddy Bear Hospital in partnership with Helium Arts, 2016.
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