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National initiative to involve families of people with mental health problems to be launched in Norfolk and Suffolk

​Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is hosting the launch of new national campaign Triangle of Care, an initiative that emphasises the need for better involvement between health care staff, service users and their carers.

The event, which takes place on Friday 23 March 2012 is part of a wider programme of events that have been organised to celebrate the public launch of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Triangle of Care is a nationally published collaboration between The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the National Mental Health Development Unit. The conference, which will take place at Newmarket Racecourse Conference Centre, will include key presentations from Alan Worthington, author of the Triangle of Care publication, and Ruth Hannan, policy and development manager for mental health at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Andrew Scott, service user and carer experience lead, said: “The Trust is absolutely delighted to be launching this innovative new strategy across the East of England. Triangle of Care is all about improving the involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental health concerns in acute inpatient and home treatment services.

“It will allow services in Norfolk and Suffolk to develop better relationships between service users and their carers, and organisations. The event is about bringing professionals together to discuss how Triangle of Care can be implemented, and to share learning with practical solutions.”

The event will be introduced by Trust chair Maggie Wheeler and will include two workshops around the challenges of implementing Triangle of Care and the opportunities that can be taken advantage of to make the campaign a success.


The Triangle of Care publication can be downloaded here:,6802,PR.html