Carers Trust Scotland: Triangle of Care guide launched

11th November 2013

Carers Trust Scotland have published a new guide to help healthcare professionals develop awareness of carers’ needs and recognise carers as partners in care.

SRN are delighted at the widespread promotion of recovery approaches and in particular the recognition of SRI 2 as an example of best practice.

‘The Triangle of Care: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in Scotland’ is described as an alliance between service user, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports recovery and sustains wellbeing.

Building on an original guide launched in July 2010, this revised edition has been produced in partnership with agencies throughout Scotland, including the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, several NHS health boards and local authorities, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Support in Mind Scotland, Scottish Recovery Network and many dedicated Network Partners, carers and professionals.

Karen Martin, Mental Health Development Coordinator for Carers Trust Scotland notes: “The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive with healthcare professionals and carers already seeing the benefits.” (Elsewhere on the SRN website Karen has shared her thoughts about what recovery means to her).

One carer said:

“Having staff recognise that you are not just the wife, but also provide a lot of emotional care and support can make all the difference. I think this can only be a good thing for carers, staff and patients. I’m going to be asking my husband’s team what they know about Triangle of Care.”

For more information contact Karen Martin on 07780 001 030 or

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