Triangle of Care is a model which asserts that care is best delivered when a child/young person receiving input from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), professionals and carers share their expertise and experiences to ensure the best outcome for all.
Triangle of Care principles translate across many different specialisms and fields in mental health. They are based upon the core principle that carers, people who use services and professionals should work in equal partnership to promote safety, support recovery and sustain wellbeing.
Carers Trust Scotland is part of an Erasmus+ funded Together: A Whole Family Approach for Young Carers project, with partners based in Belgium, Germany, Greece and Italy. The project aims to raise awareness of young carers and to support them and their families.
These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.
The Triangle of Care membership scheme was developed by Carers Trust and is aimed at mental health providers. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.
A set of suggested questions for carers to think about when meeting with members of mental health teams, either in-patient or community teams.
A guide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland implementing Triangle of Care with examples and suggested time line for planning.
Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for Community Mental Health Teams
A guide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland implementing Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.
Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for In-Patient Areas in Scotland
A guide for mental health in-patient settings in implementing the Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.
The Going Further, Going Higher project worked with four Carers Trust Network Partners across England to empower young adult carers with the skills and confidence to approach their colleges and universities to ask for recognition and support. This resource provides top tips when training young adult carer ambassadors and engaging with education providers.