Normalising the conversation

Crazysocks4docs Day 2020

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Colleagues, friends and health professionals Australia-wide joined together to kick off the 2020 CrazySocks4Docs Day with a virtual event hosted by Dr Sally Cockburn, family doctor, health advocate, media presenter and writer. The virtual event featured a stellar panel of experts working in the mental health field, with experience in COVID-19 and the health implications for those at the coal face. The morning also featured a special presentation from Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Health, Minister for Ambulance Services VIC.

The panel featured:

  • Ms Christine Morgan – Chief Executive Officer, National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the PM
  • Prof. Ian Hickie – Co-Director (Health and Policy), University of Sydney, Brain and Mind Centre
  • Ms Georgie Harman – Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Blue
  • A/Prof. Tony Walker ASM – Chief Executive Officer, Ambulance Victoria
  • Prof. Michael Kidd – Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
  • Prof. Michael Myers – Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (New York)

Watch the Replay:

Don your craziest socks in both solidarity and a bid to raise awareness of mental health in the medical community and help normalise the conversation.