RACS is proud to support CrazySocks4Docs Day on Friday 4 June 2021.  The day aims to encourage conversations about mental health and help reduce the stigma for doctors experiencing mental illness.  

We encourage all RACS members to wear crazy socks, share photos on social media with the hashtag #crazysocks4docs and start conversations with colleagues about doctors’ health and wellbeing.  

CrazySocks4Docs Day 2021 will be launched with a virtual panel on doctors’ health 7.45am – 9.00am AEDT on Friday 4 June. Speakers include Dame Clare Gerada, Chair of Doctors in Distress UK and Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC, Chair of Beyond Blue National Doctors’ Mental Health Program.

Worried about a colleague?

The Surgeon wellbeing webpage has resources on how to talk to a colleague you may be concerned about.  

Need to talk to someone?

The RACS Support Program delivered by Converge International also provides 24/7 counselling and support services.  The program is available to all Fellows, Trainees, International Medical Graduates, Global Health volunteers and our immediate families.  The service offers up to four free sessions a year and provides confidential support and counselling for any work or personal issues.

Other options include Lifeline on AUS 13 11 14 or NZ 0800 54 33 54, beyondblue on AUS 1300 22 4636.