Odd Socks Day
Friday 7 October 2022

What is Odd Socks Day?

Reducing the stigma of mental ill-health and raising awareness  of this serious issue, while having some fun,  is what Odd Socks Day is all about!

We want to see everyone openly discuss mental ill-health issues, just as you would with a physical injury or any other health issue. One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience mental ill-health in any year.

When you wear odd socks you’ll be helping GROW raise awareness of mental health issues and help to stamp out the stigma around mental ill-health. By wearing a pair of Odd Socks you’re on your way to starting the conversation about mental wellbeing.

Where can I buy some odd socks?

Our own Sock Subscription Service will be available via our Grow EStore in July. Our sock subscription service – Sock it to Stigma – has a custom designed pair for each month that contains wisdoms from the Grow Program and makes a great gift idea!

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 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. Simply visit our Fundraising page and follow the simple instructions to start your own fundraising event. 
  3. JOIN US on 7th October, for our online event that will celebrate all the great work that has been done by GROW and our wonderful volunteers while we continue to have honest discussions about mental health. This years event will feature a special guest,  Australia’s Top Female Speed Painter Sarah Rowan who will capture the occasion and make available her art for auction (watch this space). Register 

Having an event?

  1. Check out our Fundraising Kit!  This has all the information you need to start planning your event
  2. Decide how you would like to fundraise for us. Call us on 1800 553 268 if you are stuck for ideas.
  3. Ensure you have read through our Fundraising Terms & Conditions found in the Fundraising Kit. Anyone seeking to organise or promote a fundraising event/activity for Kids Under Cover must comply with these fundraising conditions.
  4. Complete our Fundraising registration form located in the Fundraising Kit
  5. Once we receive the registration form, we will send you an official Authority to Fundraise letter. This letter of authority assumes and expects that all terms and conditions outlined in the Fundraising Kit are accepted and will be complied with. 
  6. Don’t forget to stock up on some fun GROW socks featuring GROW Wisdoms, 

Want to know more? Get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing communications@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 posters and other fun Odd Socks Day stuff here!

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 #OSD2022 so we can find you! By taking part you’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 #osd2022

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!

If you’re still stuck on how to support Odd Socks Day 2022, download some of our social media content here. 

Download posters and other fun Odd Socks Day stuff here!