The Push-Up Challenge is a unique way to engage schools in mental health:
  • Participants learn about mental health 

  • Reduces stigma associated with mental illness and encourages people to seek help when they need it 

  • Builds better connections at school 

  • Fosters a positive team spirit where people encourage each other

  • Improves participants' fitness and mood

  • Generates some healthy competition (amongst classes/factions and other schools!) 

  • Provides leadership opportunities for School Captains and other passionate students.

The free virtual event is ideal for secondary schools

We provide school-specific resources including tips on how to talk about mental health in the classroom. You can track your school’s success with a unique ‘Community’ webpage showing the number of push-ups completed and funds raised.

Primary schools are welcome to participate, however some of the mental health and suicide prevention content isn't age-appropriate for primary students, so we encourage primary schools to tailor the content to suit their audience. The event also works well for primary school staff and parent groups.

Check out this Case Study from Dungog High School, NSW for an insight into how the event works in the school setting, as well as the impact it can have on students, teachers and the whole school community.

Become a Student Ambassador

You can also become a student ambassador for your school and connect with other ambassadors in your local area. To find out more, see our Student Ambassadors page.

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School expression of interest