Stripes and spots and zigzags, oh my! Celebrating Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 2024

There was an abundance of colour across Peninsula Health on Friday 7 June as our medical workforce don bright, colourful socks to recognise Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day.  

Established by Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood, the #CrazySocks4Docs campaign aims to break down stigmas surrounding doctors and healthcare workers with poor mental health by fostering important conversations, story sharing and advocacy for mental health action. 

Wearing bright, fun and crazy socks, Peninsula Health staff showed their support to colleagues experiencing mental illness, and provided a conversation starter for anyone who may be experiencing difficulties with their mental health.  

“At Peninsula Health we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive, feel connected and be well,” says Shyaman Menon, Executive Director Medical Services and Clinical Governance.  

“Today is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health in health professionals, and allows us to come together and talk freely, without the fear of stigma, highlighting the importance of bringing your best self to the workplace.” 

To spread the message and inspire doctors to start talking about their mental health, people are encouraged to take a photo of their colourful, silly, bright, socks and share it on social media using the hashtag #CrazySocks4Docs alongside their tangible action.  

#CrazySocks4Docs is held on the first Friday of June every year. More information about #CrazySocks4Docs is available online here.  

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing depression you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. To contact Beyond Blue, please call 1300 22 4636 or visit For Peninsula Health’s Mental Health Triage Service, please call 1300 792 977.