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Table 4 Types of recovery resources that consumers identified for procurement on their action plans and/or procured

From: The impact of services that offer individualised funds, shared management, person-centred relationships, and self-direction on the lived experiences of consumers with mental illness

Activities (n = 117) engaged to achieve recovery goals Percent procured
Developing skills and/or knowledge (e.g., getting a license or education and attending courses to learn to use computers, photography, massage, and painting) 26%
Purchasing equipment (e.g., computer, camera, gardening, kitchenware, TV antenna, and paint) 26%
Joining a group for social, health and fitness, and recreational purposes (e.g., dating sites, social groups, gymnasiums and health and fitness centres, model building clubs, and photography clubs) 21%
Developing aspects of ‘the self’ by doing courses (e.g., communication, confidence and assertiveness skills), securing counselling services for themselves and/or family members (e.g., individual or family counselling), and/or joining groups that could assist with discovering their heritage 16%
Taking time out (e.g., holiday, trip for fun and/or socialising, and enhancing connections with family who live overseas) with and/or without family 7%
Attaining certifications (e.g., first aid, working with children check and National Police Clearance) 3%
Other (e.g., securing a sitter to watch over dependents) 1%