On the 15th October 2020, two teams of Rotarians over two lunch shifts, cooked sausages for the Students at Stanthorpe State High School for mental health awareness.  Many of the children wore the "odd socks", however no one missed out.  In the picture, Geoff Marsden and Fran Hodgson proudly wear our Rotary Club new green shirts , first shift has been and gone and we await the Seniors lunch bell.  All prepared!

"The annual Odd Socks Day; our annual national mental health anti-stigma campaign. On this day, we ask all our supporters to help stamp out the stigma around mental health by wearing their Odd Socks and start the conversation about everyone’s mental health. Ways you can make a difference:

  • Be a Friend – be there for others, during the ordinary and extraordinary
  • Be Brave – don’t tolerate discrimination or the stigma
  • Be Open – share your experiences
  • Be Informed – know the truth and dispel the myths
  • Be Good to Yourself – recognise the need for self-care

"On Odd Socks Day, do something that spreads the word in the community and your place of work. Get involved in the fight against stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness".  

Thanks to Jim Barnes for organising this and to all the Rotarians who helped on the day.