The Triangle of Care Toolkit – A Resource for Mental Health Service Providers Introduction
This resource is designed for services implementing the Triangle of Care, it is based on what has worked and what has prevented successful implementation in other organisations. It includes guidance, tips and good practice to guide professionals and carers. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.
- Guidance for Triangle of Care implementation.
- A valuable resource for Triangle of Care members and those considering joining.
- Provides information on what the Triangle of Care is.
About this resource
The original 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.
It was developed by carers who were supporting someone who regularly needed acute inpatient mental health services. It identified six key standards that if in place would mean that the carer would be better involved and supported by mental health services.
The toolkit focuses on the different elements that trusts should consider when implementing the Triangle of Care across their services.