Date / Time: June 30, 2020 10:30 am

Venue: Online

Crazy Socks 4 Docs Webinar

Join us for a live webinar hosted by Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation’s Executive Director John Mannion and our guest panellists including:

  • Professor Michael Baigent, Flinders University
  • Dr David Pope, President of SASMOA
  • Dr Diana Lawrence, Executive Director Medical Services at SALHN
  • Dr Roger Sexton, Medical Director Doctors’ Health SA
  • Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, COVID-19 GP Liaison
  • Dr Cate Howell, GP, therapist, educator and author


The inaugural #CrazySocks4Docs campaign began in 2017 by cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood, who has championed mental health support for doctors after his own battle with mental illness.

Upon wearing odd socks to work one day, Dr Toogood found people were talking behind his back and questioning his mental health. The reality was, his new puppy had been eating his socks but he was struck by the stigma and discrimination still associated with mental health and wellbeing.

The initiative – now a global movement – calls upon people everywhere to wear fun socks on the first Friday in June, to raise awareness and normalise the mental health conversation.

His mantra for the day is to raise awareness, normalise the discussion and create a safe place in which to do this. He will challenge leaders to be authentic on this issue – culture is driven from the top.”

We are thankful for Geoff’s bravery to stand up and challenge the mental health conversation and to make this part of all our everyday vocabulary.

#Crazysocks4docs has never been more poignant now, given the mental strain doctors’ face to protect our community during COVID-19.


To make a donation to support our doctor’s mental health click here.

To buy your own pair of Breakthrough Crazy Socks click here.

Please fill out your details below to register your interest, we will send through a link to join us on the webinar prior to the event.

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