Art as a restorative justice tool for mental health
The RJ4All International Institute and the Mental Health Matters partnership are pleased to offer for free this CPD certified e-course, which aims to train artists and professionals working in the artistic and cultural sectors on how to use the transformative power of restorative justice art in the lives of people with mental health issues.
Through this training programme, participants will discover how art can be used as a healing tool not only to relieve people facing mental illness, but also to promote their social restoration and improve their self-representation. Participants will find out that their art can have a meaningful social impact in supporting people with mental health conditions to regain their “voice”, while opening up new possible professional avenues
This interactive e-course can be paused as many times as you need, and completed in your own time. It takes approximately 6 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the CPD test. Additional reading material and videos are also provided for optional further learning and research. The course convener is Prof. Theo Gavrielides.
Successful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification.
- Established and emerging artists
- Students in the artistic and cultural sectors
- Young people with an interest in art
- Teachers and educators using art as a learning tool
- University lecturers in art, mental health and culture.
- Improve knowledge about restorative justice theory, definitions and principles.
- Present the use of restorative justice in mental health settings.
- Explore the possibilities of artists to collaborate for mental health, and promote the social restoration of people with mental health issues.
- Define mental illness conditions in which art may have positive results and may be used as complementary/alternative therapy.
- Present how the restorative justice ethos, philosophy and practice can be implemented in mental health settings through art, in order to promote mental health service users’ healing and social restoration.
- Explore how artist can use visual/performing/literary arts to support people with mental health issues in their personal and emotional development.
- Explore how visual/performing/literary arts can be used to support a redistribution of power/responsibilities between people with mental health issues, professionals and caregivers involved in their recovery process, and the general community.
Project Grant No: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-062004
This course related to the Project made by the beneficiaries jointly or individually in any form and using any means, shall indicate that it reflects only the author’s view and that the National Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
- Lectures 38
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 81
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
MODULE 1: INDUCTION TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
- Module 1: introduction to restorative justice
- What is restorative justice?
- Restorative justice: more than just a criminal justice practice …
- Restorative justice history
- Restorative justice history – Early societies – 500 AD
- Restorative justice history – The Middle Ages: 500 to 1500
- Restorative justice history – 1500 to the 1970s
- Restorative justice history: The rise
- Key restorative justice practices
- Key restorative justice principles
- Case study 1: Reconciliation through Restorative Justice
- Beyond crime …
- Recap on module 1
MODULE 2: ARTISTS IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS
MODULE 3: VISUAL ARTS AS A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TOOL IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS
MODULE 4: PERFORMING ART AS A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TOOL IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS
MODULE 5: LITERARY ARTS AS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TOOL IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS