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Push-ups banked since 2017

173 million

Push-ups banked since 2017

Funds raised since 2017

$7.52M AUD

Funds raised since 2017

Join the fun!

Go solo or grab some mates and challenge yourself to 3,318 push-ups over 25 days in june.

Aim for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the push-up target.

Smash out your push-ups throughout the day.

Push for better

Help put the spotlight on the 3,318 Australians who died by suicide in 2019.

Get fit

Challenge yourself to complete 3,318 push-ups over 25 days, putting the spotlight on the number of suicides in Australia 2019.

You can aim for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the push-up target. Other exercise alternatives are welcome. Complete your push-ups any time and any place. Track push-ups using our phone app.

Learn about mental health

Each day, you will learn about mental health as the push-up target relates to a vital mental health statistic in Australia.

For example, 135 push-ups because one recent analysis of scientific evidence suggests that three 45-minute exercise sessions per week (135 minutes total) is enough to provide anti-depressant benefits to mental health

Have fun

Take part solo or with a group. Having a bunch of friends involved helps with the motivation and banter. You can sign up as a team or get your entire workplace, gym, sports club, school involved by creating a Community.

Join hundreds of thousands of people across Australia in the push for better mental health.

Track your push-ups

See daily push-up targets

Learn about mental health

Bank (enter) your push-ups

Receive daily badges

See how others are going

From app stores (iPhone and Android)

Getting involved is super simple

Find out more about how it works.

Make a difference to mental health
and suicide prevention

Use your challenge to fundraise for our Foundation or one of our two major beneficiary partners, headspace and Lifeline.

Fundraising is optional but is a great chance to support critical mental health services across Australia.

You can fundraise for headspace national, Lifeline Australia or a local headspace Centre or Lifeline Centre in your community.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation provides mental health services to young people 12 to 25 online, by phone and through headspace centres across Australia.

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services anytime, anywhere.

The Push For Better Foundation runs The Push-Up Challenge and aims to raise awareness, engage and educate people and raise funds for mental health.

Our Founder:
Nick's Story

Four years ago, Nick and a small group of mates decided they needed to get back into shape for summer. So the challenge was set - 3,000 push-ups in a month, no excuses.

From these early beginnings, the event has grown year on year. In 2019, Nick experienced depression before and after major open heart surgery.

While recovering with time off work and needing a focus, he threw his heart and soul into making The Push-Up Challenge a bigger event that could make a difference – to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

The Push-Up Challenge is now Australia’s largest mental health and fitness initiative, with over 130,000 Australians from all walks of life joining the push for better.

Our Legendary Push-Up Community