The Role Of Self-Efficacy In Fostering Resilience In People With A Mental Illness

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Authors: Mel Kelleher and Ben Rinaudo, VIC

Year: 2011

Event: 2011 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 9780975765371

Abstract: Many factors play a critical role in the development of resilience. According to bandura (1982), self-efficacy is one of these key elements. This paper examines the development of self-efficacy as a result of being part of the brainwaves radio program. Brainwaves is a consumer participant program supported by the mental illness fellowship Victoria and is wholly produced and delivered by people living with a mental illness. Self-reported evaluation indicated that participants felt an increased sense of social inclusion, self-confidence, and self-belief as a result of being part of the brainwaves teams.

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