Who are we?
The idea of Four Pillars was born from the unfortunate gap in services across Grampian. The founders of Four Pillars were all involved in the LGBT+ community and were dissatisfied by this gap which left certain services unavailable to LGBT+ individuals.
Four Pillars stands for four vital aspects of people’s well-being to keep them happy and healthy in respect to their;
Four Pillars will work remotely most of the time with “live” events at community centre’s and education facilities to raise awareness and give a personal, friendly touch to the organisation.
A minimum expenditure approach will be undertaken with all activities purely voluntary. Our supplies for activities will be agreed with by NHS Grampian and other organisations. These will be used almost exclusively for the sexual health work such as information packs, condoms, lube and other service reference material.
Four Pillars will strive to work closely with other agencies such as public and charitable establishments to provide ongoing support for individuals across Grampian.
The founders of Four Pillars come from various backgrounds, giving us a full and unique outlook towards the work we endeavour to fulfil.
Four Pillars’ mission is the supply & provision of barrier contraception, peer education & information to support 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 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 aim to work closely with other organisations including public and third sector agencies to sign post individuals based on personal requirements.