This is the extract from the ebook: Gavrielides. T. (2022). Introduction to Restorative Justice Art: Four steps to restoring mental health, London: RJ4All Publications. ISBN: 978-1-911634-52-2. The extract provides a practical guide for taking the four steps to implementing restorative justice art. It includes art based prompts (c)RJ4All2020.
COVID19 and its socio-economic impacts created a new pandemic – mental illness. The top down clinical models for mental health are limited in their reach for relationship building and power sharing. This ebook introduces the concept of restorative justice art. Drawing from the theories and practices of restorative justice, the ebook provides a narrative but also a practical guide on how to implement restorative justice art for healing and mental health restoration.
The e-book includes images as well as evidences from restorative justice art pilots that were carried out as part of the Erasmus+ funded project “Mental Health Matters”. It also includes a four-step guide with original art used as prompts to achieve a healing effect and restoration through art.