Investing the funds raised in mental health
Thanks to the efforts of our pushuperers and generosity of our donors, together we can make a positive impact to mental health and suicide prevention. Fundraising is an optional part of The Push-Up Challenge, but a great opportunity to make a difference to mental health and suicide prevention across Australia and in our local communities.
For The Push-Up Challenge 2022 we're proudly supporting:
The Push For Better Foundation
The Push For Better Foundation exists to bring people together to push for better mental health and proudly runs The Push-Up Challenge event.
We believe education is the single most important tool to breaking down the stigma and fostering open conversations about mental health.
Funds raised for The Push For Better Foundation will be used to:
- Raise awareness, engage and educate people in mental health through running the event;
- Ensure the Foundation can continue to operate and run The Push-Up Challenge in future years; and
- Fund and/or developing new initiatives to address existing gaps in mental health promotion and service provision.
New initiatives may include local 'grass roots' mental health initiatives, mental health research programs, ‘entry level' programs to get people exercising and other community-based initiatives relating to wellbeing, connection and mental health promotion.
Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help. For 59 years, Lifeline has been connecting with Australians in need through crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline exists to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
Through phone, text and online chat Lifeline is available 24 hours a day to listen, without judgement, to any person in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.
Lifeline provides opportunities for connection through digital and face-to-face suicide prevention crisis support services through a network of 41 centres, 10,000 volunteers including 4,500 Crisis Supporters and 1,000 employees.
Your donation through The Push-Up Challenge will ensure Lifeline’s critical support services are accessible to anyone who needs them – anytime, anywhere and in the way those who need support feel most comfortable.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
Movember are on a mission, to change the face of men’s health. Our fathers, partners, brothers and mates are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. In Australia, 3 out of 4 suicides are men. By 2030, Movember hopes to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% and we need your help to get there.
Funds donated to Movember through The Push-Up Challenge, will help deliver life-saving men’s mental health and suicide prevention tools and programs across Australia. By uniting experts, funding bold new approaches and embracing fresh perspectives, we can reduce the risk of suicide and stop our men dying too young.
Join the community of Push-Up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters taking on The Push-Up Challenge this June. 3,139 push-ups to improve your health and wellbeing, and to stop men from dying too young. Are you with us?