Odd Socks Day
Friday 4th October 2024

What is Odd Socks Day?

Each year GROW organises a day Australia-wide where we raise awareness of the serious issue of mental health while endeavouring to reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health in a cheerful forum. All of us experience odd days, and that’s okay; the odd socks stand in for those odd days. We hope the community will join us and have a little fun along the way!

We encourage everyone to wear odd socks on Odd Socks Day and start a conversation about mental health because one in five Australians between the ages of 16 and 85 experience mental illness each year. We should talk openly and freely about mental health issues, just as we would with any other physical injury or health problem.

When we wear odd socks, we as a community are helping GROW raise awareness of mental health issues, and together, we are also helping to stamp out the stigma around mental ill-health.

So, please let’s make this a fun event and share it with your family, friends and colleagues.

Your donation no matter how small allows us to continue to help our programs evolve and carry Grow’s helpful and healing message to those who need our care.

Where can I buy some odd socks?

Our own Sock Subscription Service is available via our Grow EStore Shop – Grow . Our sock subscription service – Sock it to Stigma – has a custom designed pair for each month that contains wisdom from the Grow Program and makes a great gift idea! You can also buy sock packs.

Want to get involved?

  1. Jump online and check out our Facebook page. It’s a great way to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues, and it’s a fun way to help GROW raise funds to continue supporting the community.
  2. Fundraise for GROW as an Individual or for your school or business. 
  3. Buy Socks from us Shop – Grow featuring GROW Wisdoms
  4. Make it ODD SOCK Friday at your workplace, talk about stigma, take pictures with Odd Socks . Dont forget to tag us #OSD2024 and mention us @OddSocksDay

Want to know more? Get in touch with us national@grow.org.au or calling us on 1800 553 268.


Download Sock it to Stigma Information Booklet.

Let’s start the conversation about the myths and misunderstandings about mental illness which can lead to stigma. GROW has put together a Sock it to Stigma Information Booklet to help you have the conversation about what is stigma and how to address it in your school or workplace.

Download Poster

Here's what you can do

Why not host a fundraising event at your school, office or with your friends. Meet up, take a photo and then post it to social media – don’t forget to use #OSD2023 so we can find you! By taking part ou’re reducing the stigma of mental ill-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 – don’t forget to use the hashtag #OSD2024

Follow us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/oddsocksau

Not sure what to post?

Why not post a photo of you, wearing your best odd socks! Even your dog or cat can get involved!