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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Partners in Care Campaign

Joint campaign between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers (now The Carers' Trust)


About Partners in Care

  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers joined together to mount a campaign from January 2004 to June 2005 for carers of all ages. 'Partners in Care' was launched in January 2004 by Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal (now The Carers Trust), and aimed to:
    • highlight the problems faced by carers of people with different mental health problems and learning disabilities
    • encourage true partnerships between carers, patients and professionals.
  • "Carers are an integral part of the patient's support system... They are the ones with the day-to-day experience of the patient's condition and they carry the most intimate responsibility for the patient's welfare. The carer's voice in decision making about admission and discharge is ignored at everyone's peril and yet so often is." Dr. Mike Shooter, Past-President, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • "The Partners in Care campaign helps to develop a dialogue on vital issues that affect the mental health and well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Britain, including the carers themselves. We hope that the campaign will leave a legacy of better mutual understanding and improved care." Peter Tihanyi, Former Head of Policy, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

 

Download campaign materials here:

Checklists

Leaflets: 

 

Other resources:

  • Being seen and heard: a training package which provides practical and creative suggestions about working with adults with mental illness and their children.

 

Campaign materials in other languages:

 

  • To order any of these leaflets, please download this Order Form.

 

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