Investing the funds raised in mental health

Since humble beginnings in 2017, The Push-Up Challenge has seen over 300,000 participants push for better mental health and has raised over $26 million for mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.

In 2022 The Push-Up Challenge raised an incredible $10 million to help Push for Better Foundation, Movember 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.

The Push-Up Challenge 2021

‘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

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The funds raised by Daniel and other participants of the Lifeline WA team will help provide necessary support for services, raising awareness of mental health and ensuring that no one has to face their darkest moments alone.

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The funds raised for headspace National through The Push-Up Challenge 2021 are playing a critical role in growing the reach and impact of headspace’s free and confidential mental health services for young people aged 12 to 25 years across Australia.

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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.

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The funds raised from The Push-Up Challenge has allowed headspace Newcastle to provide support for a number of young people engaged in clinical services at the centre.

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Lifeline Northern Beaches' held more than 2,500 counselling sessions in the past year and, with counselling sessions either free or low-cost, the funds raised from The Push-Up Challenge support this vital community service.

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Funds raised through The Push-Up Challenge 2021 helped Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland extend on our vision to extend our impact to help seekers in a quality and impactful way through the continuation of our employed Crisis Supporter program.

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headspace Midland in Western Australia are using the funds to engage local Noongar Boodjar artist Jade Doleman to work alongside the Midland Youth Reference Group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people accessing headspace Midland services to design and paint a mural.

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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.

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