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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 guides for mental health professionals working with children and young people

See our latest guides, published in 2019:

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

Next review due: January 2022