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 around mental health by wearing their Odd Socks and start the conversation about everyone’s mental health. Ways you can make a difference:

  • 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…

– Hosting an event on OSD on or around 4 October 2019.

Encourage your team to meet up, take a photo and put them on social media using the Hashtag #OSD2019

 – Donate or Fundraise

Donate or fundraise to help provide safe communities for Australians to recover their mental health.

 – Purchasing eye-catching mitchdowd socks

Purchase a pair of socks with the promo code GROW19 for 30% off full priced items or from their dedicated Odd Socks Day stand in Top 20 Myer stores. Not only that, mitchdowd are donating $2 for every pair sold online and $1 for those in-store.

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:

#osd2019 #oddsocksday

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:

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/oddsocksau

Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/growau/

Twitter:             https://twitter.com/GrowAu

Examples of OSD Messaging

Have you picked your odd socks yet? By wearing a pair, you’re making a commitment to think about the way you talk about mental health. #OSD2019

1 in 2 Australians will experience a mental health issues in their life-time but just over a quarter will actively engage a support service. Share the Odd Socks Day message and help Australians with mental health issues land on their feet. #OSD2019

Are you doing all you can to remove the stigma around mental health?  It’s still one of the biggest barriers to seeking help. This Odd Socks Day, wear a pair and learn more at grow.org.au/oddsocksday #OSD2019

We are in this together! Wear a pair with year and help Grow Australia raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues. #OSD2019

Resources

Download our Odd Socks Day poster
Download our Odd Socks Day (no date) poster
Download our Odd Socks Day email signature

Help raise awareness of Grow’s work and Odd Socks Day by printing out for your office!

#osd2019 #oddsocksday

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