The core values that underpin the Red Door Studio include:

Creativity as a vehicle​ for:
● possibilities, change and transformation
● exploration of individual and collective experiences
● expression of lived experiences and their meanings within society
● challenging societal norms and stereotypes in the area of mental health
● the inclusion of the underrepresented, vulnerable or excluded in our 


Connection through healthy relationships ​based on
● trust, understanding and respect
● clear boundaries regarding privacy, self determination and dignity
● respecting people’s individual rights, values and beliefs
● finding value in people’s experiences
● empowering people to explore and exercise choice regarding their 

   own recovery

An atmosphere​ which supports
● an informal, welcoming space where people can be themselves
● a space where people can share experiences and views without fear

   of judgement
● choice and flexibility
● encouragement, confidence building and hope
● inclusive participation and possibilities for collaboration

Community integration ​by developing
● positive partnerships and active communication with relevant agencies     in the community
● collaboration as a normal and effective way of working

Best Practice​ based on
● the principles of the recovery model
● prevention, early detection and long term, lasting supports within the       area of mental health
● co-production between art therapists and people with lived experience
● evidence based practice and research in the field of art therapy and       arts in health
● the code of ethics from the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists
● appropriate risk management
● continuous monitoring and review of the creative studio model

Values of Red Door Studio:

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