Staff at the emergency department at the Canberra Hospital got into the spirit of Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day on Friday including Dr Thomas Harvey, Dr Edwina Chan, registered nurses Victoria Clarke and Tarryn Gowen, Dr Adrianne Boonstra and Dr Rory Ardlie.
The day is about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world.
It came out of response that the founder, Victorian cardiologist, 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.
Dr Toogood, who had experienced depression and anxiety, started the day as an attempt to address the stigma and to make it OK for a doctor not to be OK.
It is now held around the world.