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The Triangle of Care guide was launched in July 2010 by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (now Carers Trust) and the National Mental Health Development Unit to highlight the need for better involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill-health.

The Triangle of Care was developed to address the clear evidence from carers that they need to be listened to and consulted more closely. The guide outlines key ways to achieve this as well as examples of good practice.

Our new guide for mental health professionals working in children and young people’s mental health services

See our latest guide, published on 10 October 2019 – The Triangle of Care for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYP MHS) (PDF, 572KB).

Triangle of Care guides for use in England, Scotland and Wales

Next review due: October 2021