'Get your socks ready' - it's (almost) CrazySocks4Docs Day

Founder Dr Geoff Toogood says Friday’s event is dedicated to all health practitioners who have been working under the stress of the pandemic over the past year

It’s time for doctors to rummage through their sock drawers to unearth those odd or unusual pairs, as CrazySocks4Docs Day is just four days away.

Founder Dr Geoff Toogood says Friday’s event is dedicated to all healthcare practitioners who have been working under the stress of the pandemic over the past year.

“It’s the day where we will be toppling the stigma around mental health issues,” Dr Toogood said in a Facebook video promoting this year’s awareness day on 3 June.

“For every healthcare worker who has worked in the last twelve months. We understand the stresses that you have been under.

“Get your socks ready for crazy socks day.”

The event is the brainchild of the Melbourne cardiologist Dr Toogood, who came up with the idea in response to his own year-long battle with depression and anxiety.

His inspiration came from the fact that the only time anyone noticed

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