Dr Ben Lancashire in crazy socks and scrubs

Crazy Socks for Docs Day

CrazySocks4Docs Day raises awareness of the mental health of doctors and health practitioners, in effort to reduce the stigma for those experiencing mental illness. Australian studies show that doctors report substantially higher rates of psychological distress and suicidal thoughts compared to both the general population and other professionals.

We should all learn the signs that suggest you or someone else may be struggling. Talk to your friends. Consult your GP. Seek counselling if necessary. If you think something is not quite right with a friend or colleague, don’t forget to ask them: “R.U.O.K.?”