What is Odd Socks Day?
On the 4th of October, Grow will be celebrating the annual Odd Socks Day; our proudly run annual National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign. On this day, we ask all our supporters to help stamp out the stigma of mental health by wearing their Odd Socks and start the conversation about everyone’s mental health. You can make the difference by:
- Be a Friend – be there for others, during the ordinary and extraordinary
- Be Brave – don’t tolerate discrimination or the stigma
- Be Open – share your experiences
- Be Informed – know the truth and dispel the myths
- Be Good to Yourself – recognise the need for self-care
So, this Odd Socks Day, do something that spreads the word in the community and your place of work. Get involved in the fight against stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
Here is what you can do…
Use the promo code GROW19 for 30% off full priced items or from their dedicated Odd Socks Day stand in Top 20 Myer stores. mitchdowd are donating $2 for every pair sold online and $1 for those in-store.
– Hosting an event on OSD on or around 4 October 2019.
Encourage your teams to take selfies and photos and put them on social media using the Hashtag #OSD2019
Help provide safe communities for Australians to recover their mental health.
Get social and spread the word
Help raise awareness of Grow’s work and Odd Socks Day by posting on your social media accounts and using the hashtags:
Our social media accounts have a range of materials that can be forwarded, re-posted, tweeted, liked, poked, uploaded, downloaded, added to Boards and … you get the picture!
Spread the word via:
With 50% of Australians experiencing mental illness at some stage of their lives; no person, workplace, community or organisation can go unaffected.
However, when it comes down to the bottom line, only 35% of affected Australians actively access services for mental health due to the stigma attached to mental health.
Odd Socks Day aims to lift the curtain on this stigma and get everyone talking about mental health.