Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day

Dr Geoff Toogood founded Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day to bring attention to the impact of stigma on healthcare workers who need to seek help for their mental health. For this year’s Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day, Geoff is calling for more tangible change and action to support doctors’ mental health and wellbeing.

This is Geoff’s story, in his words:

“It all started when I wore odd socks to work one day in 2016. I was sniggered at behind my back… going ‘crazy’ again, was the conversation. No one reached out; there was just the back chat. It was pretty poor thinking to suggest that my mental health had become worse, purely based on sock choice. A simple chat or question would have cleared that up.

The actual reason I was wearing odd socks was because I had bought a puppy and it had eaten all my socks; the bright colours were to cheer me up. But sadly, in health, there’s a lack of genuine chat and more background chatter.”

This year on Friday 3 June 2022, the Crazy Socks 4 Docs themes are:

Ahead of the day, doctors are encouraged to:

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