Mental health training workshop

Training for people caring for family members, friends or any person with mental health problems is being offered on Monday and Tuesday.

This follows carers consistently telling NHS Shetland they would like to be more involved in the support and treatment of those they care for.

Karen Martin from the Carers Trust Scotland is coming to Shetland to launch the Triangle of Care. This is a therapeutic alliance between carers, service users and professionals, to enhance partnership working within Shetland’s mental health services.

Triangle of Care applies to carers, young and old, who help or look out for anyone who uses mental health services, including dementia services. It is not used in any other health setting. Carers are invited to this event as key partners in the care and treatment of the person they care for.

Triangle of Care promotes full involvement, and can help to reduce carer stress, especially around transition times such as discharge, and give carers greater confidence in their role.

Ms Martin is offering a workshop on Monday and Tuesday in the Bowlers Bar at Clickimin starting at 1pm. Carers only need to attend one of them as it will be the same session repeated.

• For further information please contact Elsbeth Clark, Chair of the Shetland Mental Health Forum, or phone (01595) 807 494.


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