Investing the funds raised in mental health
Thanks to the sweaty efforts of our pushuperers and the generosity of our donors, together we're making a positive impact on mental health and suicide early intervention and prevention. Fundraising is an optional part of The Push-Up Challenge, but a great opportunity to make a difference to mental health across Australia and in our local communities.
In 2023, we proudly supported:
Push for Better Foundation
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 for breaking down the stigma and fostering open conversations about mental health.
Funds raised for Push for Better Foundation are 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;
- Equip Student Ambassadors across Australia with the tools and resources needed to encourage their schools and local community to get fit and learn about mental health by joining in The Push-Up Challenge; 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 60 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.
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 via digital and face-to-face suicide prevention crisis support services with 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.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, using men's faces to help spark billions of important conversations about men's health. The charity has funded more than 1,250 men’s health programs around the world, delivering innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that help men live happier, healthier, and longer lives. They've made epic progress in the men's health space, thanks to the hairy efforts of their Mo community, but there's still so much work to be done. Sadly, we continue to lose more than 6 men to suicide every single day in Australia, with men accounting for 3 out of 4 national suicides. It’s time for us to push for better mental health.
Join Movember for this year's The Push-Up Challenge and help deliver lifesaving mental health and suicide prevention programs to men across Australia. Are you with us?