How we work with you
The Trust works in partnership with Trust staff and carers. By listening to and involving carers, we can provide better care for our patients and service users.
Our Carers, Families and Friends Strategy sets out guidelines and aims for working together. The Carers Strategy Implementation Group (CSIG) ensures we follow the aims of the strategy and The Triangle of Care
It provides a forum for carers and staff to discuss and influence the progress of the Carers, Families and Friends Strategy and The Triangle of Care. It provides an opportunity to share good practice and to report on progress and areas of improvement or concern to the Trust.
If you think you can make a difference come and join us.
- Jane Danforth, Involvement and Experience Officer - Telephone: 0115 9529430 or 0115 9691300 extension 11130 Jane.Danforth@nottshc.nhs.uk
- Paul Sanguinazzi, Head of Involvement and Experience - Telephone: 0115 993 4516 extension 10216 Paul.Sanguinazzi@nottshc.nhs.uk
This strategy aims to ensure that Trust staff listen and respond to the needs, views and aspirations of carers and work with carers as partners in care.
Read the Carers' Strategy [pdf] 549KB.
The Triangle of Care
The Triangle of Care is a therapeutic alliance between service user, staff and carer that promotes safety, supports recovery and sustains wellbeing.
At Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the Triangle of Care is used to make sure that carers, families and friends are valued, recognised and involved as partners in care.
By the end of 2018 we expect all teams in the Trust to have completed a Triangle of Care self-assessment showing how they work with carers now and what they aim to do in the future.
Carers and confidentiality
We think that it is important to work closely with carers and share information, in order to help in the care and treatment of our service users and patients. To find out more, read our guide to carers and confidentiality [pdf] 82KB.
The Family Interventions Team
The Family Interventions Team works in adult mental health services. The team provides training and supports staff to work with families.
The family work we support is called behavioural family therapy. This has been found to reduce stress within families and can help to reduce relapse in service users. It supports people to move forward, working together to increase understanding, build coping strategies, communication and problem solving skills.
Service users, families and staff can attend the co-produced ‘Introduction to Family Work’ course to find out more about the approach and how to access it. Contact the Recovery College for more information on this half-day session.
You can read our frequently asked questions about behavioural family therapy [pdf] 47KB here. If you have any further questions, please contact the Family Interventions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 9691300 extension 15345.