Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the Triangle of Care, a project designed to provide a guide to professionals on how to better include and support carers in mental health services.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a case study of the Triangle of Care.
Findings – The Triangle of Care provides an opportunity for services to address their obligations to carers and service users alike whilst improving their own skills and knowledge.
The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the person with dementia (patient), staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.
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