WHO ARE FOUR PILLARS?
Four Pillars started in 2016. The founders 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, physical, emotional, sexual health & well-being.
Four Pillars’ mission is to support the LGBT+ community in manners of Mental, Emotional, Physical & Sexual Health and offer information & support on a person to person basis to build a community that supports itself through peer education; thereby allowing individuals to make informed choices to improve their overall health & wellbeing.
OUR AIMS & VALUES
It is Four Pillars’ belief that in order to look after a person’s health & wellbeing we must look after their mental, emotional, physical & sexual 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.
Work closely with the community to better educate individuals to look after their needs in relation to all aspects of their health & wellbeing by offering advice, information and barrier contraception within the LGBT hub, at specific events and by attending educational facilities and other venues.
Aim to encourage and provide opportunities for service users & volunteers to develop & grow; to do this 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.
Strive to work closely with other agencies such as public and third sector agencies, encourage networking between individuals and organisations, signpost individuals based on personal requirements and provide ongoing support for individuals across Grampian.
We understand that living in a diverse society means embracing diversity of opinion
At Four Pillars, we wish to clarify our stance on political affiliations and protests. As a charity, we are committed to remaining impartial and cannot take a political position. We are bound by legal restrictions from protesting against groups with political affiliations. Our focus is to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion by supporting, educating, and empowering both the LGBT+ Community and individuals who identify beyond the LGBT+ parameters. We aim to foster an environment that addresses matters of mental, emotional, physical, and sexual health and well-being.
Our organisation, Four Pillars, is dedicated to serving the entire community, without bias or discrimination. Our primary focus is on promoting emotional, mental, physical, and sexual health for all individuals within the LGBT+ community.
We value transparency and openness, and our commitment remains resolute in supporting and uplifting the LGBT+ community. Our purpose is to provide safe, welcoming, and inclusive spaces that empower individuals to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support in our mission to make a positive impact within the LGBT+ community.