Who are we?
Four Pillars started in 2016. The founder(s) were involved in the LGBT+ community and were dissatisfied by the gap in services for the community across Grampian. They recognised that a lack of information, support and social activities meant that the community were drifting further apart. Individuals were becoming more isolated and this was creating barriers into education, acceptance and belonging.
The primary aim of rebuilding a community across Grampian was set out in the mission statement from day one. With this in mind, Four Pillars stands for four vital aspects of people’s well-being to keep them happy and healthy in respect of their;
Mental Health Emotional Health Physical Health Sexual Health
Four Pillars’ mission is the supply & provision of barrier contraception, peer education & information to support and grow the LGBT+ community in manners of Mental, Emotional, Physical & Sexual Health thereby promoting informed choices and reducing the prevalence of HIV and other STIs.
Our Aims & Values
It is Four Pillars belief that in order to look after a person’s sexual health we must also look after their mental, emotional and physical health simultaneously. For example; we understand that if a person is not in the right frame of mind to look after their basic needs (health & safety) they are less likely to look after their sexual health, increasing their chance of HIV & STI transmissions.
We will work closely with the community to better educate individuals to look after their needs in relation to Emotional & Mental health both within the LGBT hub and by attending colleges, universities and other venues with information and educational material.
Improve the physical health of individuals across Grampian by supplying educational material and paramount information on related topics.
We will always work with each person on an individual basis and refrain from judgement of personal circumstances, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or gender.
Work closely with the community and encourage networking between individuals and organisations to improve the health of all.
We aim to encourage and provide opportunities for service users & volunteers to develop & grow.
We will strive to work closely with other agencies such as public and third sector agencies to sign post individuals based on personal requirements and provide ongoing support for individuals across Grampian.