EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Four Pillars will endeavour to look after and support any individual regarding their emotional health. This will often include supporting individuals on a 1-2-1 basis whilst they deal with situations such as: sexual orientation, coming out, relationship issues and HIV diagnoses.

Four Pillars is aware that emotional health is linked very closely to mental health and will work with a person to help identify their needs on an individual basis. This may mean that sign posting to other services will be requires and we will do so with discretion and confidentiality at all times.

Four Pillars recognises the link between emotional health and sexual health and will not work with anyone on just one topic. Four Pillars understand that an individual needs to be in an emotionally healthy place before they can truly start to look after their sexual health and address their sexual behaviours, in order to reduce the risk of HIV & STIs, whilst maintain the sex life they desire.

COMING OUT

Four Pillars understands that every ones coming out stories, experiences and emotions are completely different.

For some it can be a pleasurable experience yet for others it can be painful, hurtful or traumatic so we thought the best way to advise you on this topic is if you do it for each other.

If you have a coming out story you would like to share (anonymously) please get in touch via the contact page and we will put your story here for others to read, learn and experience from.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Four Pillars offer various support systems for family members including 1-2-1 and group support. We currently offer these two support groups for parents, both of these services support people in a bespoke way and allows parents to understand other individuals experiences whilst in a safe space.

TransParent is a support group for parents with transgender children. This group offers peer support and education to all, the group meet monthly and share information on learning about what it means for their child to be transgender and how best they can support their child. It is noted that there is no age limit to this group and your “child” may well already be in their 40’s. Four Pillars recognise that no matter the age they will still be your “child” and you want the best for them.  This group also offers a safe space for partners and other relatives that wish to attend and seek advice or information

Inclusion is a support group for parents with LGBT+ children. This group offers peer support and education to all, the group meet monthly and share information on learning about what it means for their child to be LGBT+ and how best they can support their child. It is noted that there is no age limit to this group and your “child” may well already be adults themselves. Four Pillars recognise that no matter the age they will still be your “child” and you want the best for them.

REDUCING ISOLATION

Four Pillars understands that isolation can be one of the hardest part in an individuals life, this is why we have created and host a number of support and socials groups. All of Four Pillars support and social groups aim to improve confidence and reduce isolation. These groups are open to a wide variety of individuals helping with a number of different challenges, each group is tailored to a specific area of support but there is no limit on how many groups can be utilised by any one person. We offer a drop-in service if a group seems daunting, our safe space will allow you to build your confidence at your own pace.

Please follow this link to explore our groups.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Building relationships is an important part of maintaining our overall health and well-being, this is why we have created and host a number of support and socials groups. All of our support and social groups aim to improve confidence and build relationships throughout all of the LGBT+ community. These groups are open to a wide variety of individuals through all walks of life and there is no limit on how many groups can be utilised by any one person. We offer a drop-in service if a group seems daunting, our safe space will allow you to build your confidence at your own pace.

Please follow this link to explore our groups.