RACS is proud to support Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day on Friday 1 June
2018. The campaign aims to raise awareness of mental health
issues experienced by doctors. Wear your crazy socks on 1 June,
post a photo on social media with the hashtag #CrazySocks4Docs and
start the conversation with your colleagues about mental health for
Doctors experience the full range
of mental health issues - anxiety, depression, burnout, fear,
anger. "It's time for us to shine a spotlight on this endemic
issue of mental health amongst us. There is momentum and
societal support for this elephant to be tackled. The first step is
raising awareness. Some of us have been wearing funky socks since
before it was fashionable. Now there is a purpose to your sartorial
style," says Dr Eric Levi, Head & Neck Surgeon.
4 Docs Day will be launched at
Peninsula Health by Mr Paul Edbrooke MP, State Member for Frankston
and State Men's Health Ambassador, Ambulance Victoria CEO, Mr Tony
Walker and RACS Fellow and Royal Australian Air Force Group
Captain, Ms Annette Holian.
If you or someone you know is
experiencing depression you can contact Lifeline on AUS 13 11 14 or
NZ 0800 54 33 54 or beyondblue on
AUS 1300 22 4636.
RACS Members and their families
are encouraged to contact the RACS Support Program (Converge International) AUS 1300 687 327
or NZ 0800 666 367.