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Wear it Purple Day

August 10, 2022

This year at SFX, we are participating in Wear It Purple Day on Friday 19 August—the actual date is a week later, but our Year 12s will be on retreat then and many would like to be a part of this.

At SFX we acknowledge this day in a very simple way, by providing any student who wishes to participate with a piece of purple ribbon which is given to them at either recess or lunch. The students who distribute the ribbon will have the following information displayed on a poster behind them:

 
Some statistics from BeyondBlue
  • One in five LGB Australians is currently experiencing depression, which is more than triple the rate of heterosexual Australians.
  • One in three LGB Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition, which is more than double the rate of heterosexual Australians
  • LGBTI people are far more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual people
    • LGBT people are between 3.5 and 14 times more likely to try and die by suicide as their heterosexual peers.8
  • One in six young LGBTI people has attempted suicide and one third have harmed themselves
    • 16% of LGBTI Australians aged between 16 and 27 have attempted suicide and 33% have self-harmed.9Looking at transgender young people specifically, around 3 in every 4 transgender young people have experienced anxiety or depression, 4 out of 5 transgender young people have ever engaged in self-harm, and almost 1 in 2 have ever attempted suicide (48%).10
COLLEGE OFFICE

The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055
school.office@sfx.act.edu.au

STREET ADDRESS
Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617
STUDENT OFFICE

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

studentoffice@sfx.act.edu.au

ENROLMENTS

Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.

enrolments@sfx.act.edu.au

We acknowledge that we are living, leading and learning on Ngunnawal Land.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our community and pay respects to Elders past and present.

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