How Geoff turned his dream into a reality

about Logo

What does the logo mean and why has it been designed this way . 

The socks are odd and brightly coloured,the choice of the colours being Red and Green ,to reflect the zone someone may be in with mental health well (green ) or unwell (red).

To allow awareness for these zones both within and without .

The socks form faces both front on but also two faces looking to each other to reflect the asking for help (red) and giving (green).

The stethoscope helps form the eyes and the face, it’s the link of many Doctors.

The bell contains a dog ,it’s a reminder that pets provide unconditional support .

The feet remind us to walk the talk and no one should walk alone with a mental health issue.

ABOUT Geoff Toogood

The founder of crazysocks4docs movement.

He has lived experience of both depression and anxiety.

He faced stigma and discrimination at many levels and was determined that once recovered he would create awareness movement to break down the stigma faced by health professionals.

He wants to reduce Doctors suicide round the world.

About Crazy Socks

The day came out of response that the founder Dr Geoff Toogood experienced when he wore odd coloured socks to work.

The talk behind his back was he was failing again but in reality he was well and his socks apart from the last two odd socks had been eaten by his new puppy .

Rather than start a discussion about was he ok , he heard of behind the scenes whispering .

He started the day as an attempt to address the stigma and to make it ok for a Doctor not to be ok .