Group aims to sock-it to community on Odd Socks Day

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Grow South West field workers Lozz Williams and Emma Blackwell are encouraging people to get involved with Odd Socks Day.
Camera IconGrow South West field workers Lozz Williams and Emma Blackwell are encouraging people to get involved with Odd Socks Day. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times/Ailish Delaney

Always losing your socks and stuck with odd pairs? The upcoming Odd Socks Day is the prime opportunity to put those to good use to help raise awareness about mental health and break the stigma surrounding it.

Grow South West is encouraging the community to don their best and brightest odd socks on Friday, October 9 to help celebrate the annual event, which aims to combat the stigma associated with mental health.

Fieldworkers Lozz Williams and Emma Blackwell encouraged people to wear odd socks to work and around the community to help spread awareness.

“It’s an opportunity for us to raise awareness in regards to mental health and help break the stigma, and also get some extra donations,” Ms Blackwell said.

It creates a bit of fun and discussion on the day and people can then open up about mental health and have those important conversations.

“We have our mental health groups which are so important and they provide places where people can come together and find a connection.”

Grow South West holds free weekly support groups for people in need of support to talk with others who are striving to develop and maintain good mental health.

“Particularly right now with COVID, connection is the best thing for mental health, people are struggling and our groups can help,” Ms Blackwell said.

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