Investing the funds raised in mental health
Since humble beginnings in 2017, The Push-Up Challenge has seen over 250,000 participants push for better mental health and has raised over $16 million for mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.
In 2021 The Push-Up Challenge raised an incredible $9 million to help The Push For Better Foundation, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Lifeline Australia run vital mental health programs and save lives.
Read more about some of the incredible initiatives and services that have been supported thanks to our dedicated push-up community and your generosity.
‘It’s a brilliant initiative and I’m so glad you came up with it. There is a lot of helplessness around suicide….. The Push-Up Challenge gives grieving families and loved ones the chance to do something rather than think about what we could have done or should have done.’ Motiata Hooper
Funds raised for The Push For Better Foundation helped deliver The Push-Up Challenge event, which in 2021 delivered significant benefit to over 174,000 participants across Australia—with participants reporting improvements in their mental and physical wellbeing and better mental health literacy.
Research shows that 75 per cent of mental health disorders develop before the age of 25. In 2019 and 2020 The Push-Up Challenge supported headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation to develop their Family and Friends approach, supporting young people all across Australia.