Introducing Restorative Justice Art: Four steps to restoring mental health

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To cite this book: Gavrielides, T. (2022). Introduction to Restorative Justice Art: Four steps to restoring mental health, London: RJ4All Publications. ISBN: 978-1-911634-52-2.

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29019.23848

Author: Dr. Theo Gavrielides

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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 ground-breaking ebook introduces to the extant literature and future practice 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 ebook argues that restorative justice art can be a tool that can be used beyond mental health settings including prisons, schools, workplaces and other top down structures within institutions.

The e-book includes images as well as evidences from restorative justice art pilots that were carried out in several countries during 2021-23. It also includes a four-step guide with original art used as prompts to achieve a healing effect and restoration through art.

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