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Disability, LGBT+, Mental Health, Safeguarding and Youth.
The Scottish Pagan Federation is active in supporting the Pagan community within Scotland. There are different officers in the SPF to support the community. Please read below to find out about the support currently available.
Disability and Inclusion Officer
The Disability and Inclusion Officer role exists to offer support to disabled Pagans in Scotland and to advise and support the Scottish Pagan Federation about ways to be more accessible.
Our Disability and Inclusion Officer provides assistance and support to disabled Pagans and supports disabled Pagans to continue to engage with their faith. They are also involved with liaising with other SPF Officers and relevant organisations regarding supporting disabled Pagans and improving accessibility.
Our Disability and Inclusion Officer is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme with a current PVG.
This role is currently vacant. If you are interested in this role, please contact us to find out more information.
The SPF has an LGBT+ Officer who offers support to LGBT+ Pagans in Scotland. Our LGBT+ Officer celebrates the diversity within both the LGBT+ community and within Paganism. Our LGBT+ Officer supports LGBT+ Pagans to engage with their faith and offers a couple of opportunities to meet up throughout the year.
You can contact our LGBT+ Officer at email@example.com.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer exists to support the mental health of Pagans in Scotland and to raise awareness of issues faced by Pagans accessing mental health services.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer runs regular free online groups for members of the community to join. While they are not group therapy, these groups are a space for the Pagan community to share and explore mental health.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer offers one to one support for Pagans in Scotland. This is a confidential space to explore how you are feeling. Currently this is available by online or by email. In the future this will, hopefully, be available in person.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme with a current PVG.
You can contact our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have two Safeguarding Officers within the Scottish Pagan Federation. Their purpose is to support people who may be vulnerable or have concerns and, where necessary and appropriate, raise concerns with other organisations.
Both of our Safeguarding Officers are trained.
To contact our Safeguarding Officers, or to raise a concern please contact us at email@example.com:
The Youth Officer supports young Pagans in Scotland as well as raise awareness of what Paganism is. Our Youth Officer offers support to young Pagans in Scotland and help young Pagans to explore their beliefs. Our Youth Officer also offers insight into contemporary Paganism and how practices and beliefs are evolving over time.
Our Youth Officer is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme with a current PVG.
If you need to speak to someone at any time Samaritans (116 123) offers a 24-hour number. This is a free number.
If you need to talk to Breathing Space Scotland (0800 83 85 87) are available Mon – Thurs 6pm – 2am and Friday 6pm – Monday 6am. This is a free number.
Shout (85258) is a free 24/7 text number for anyone struggling to cope to speak to someone by text.