Push For Better Foundation

One in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year and only 40% of people will seek help. It's a complex challenge - for ourselves, our loved ones and, most of all, for the nine Australians who die by suicide everyday.

The Push For Better Foundation aims to engage and educate people in mental and physical health, and raise awareness of the mental health issues affecting everyday Australians.

The Foundation was launched in October 2020 by Nick Hudson and is a health promotion charity registered with the ACNC. Our focus is on the prevention and early intervention of depression, anxiety and suicide.

Key foundations

We're passionate about getting people active, involved and informed on their mental and physical health by focusing on three key foundations:

Creating awareness through education

We believe education is the single most important tool to breaking down stigma and fostering open conversations about mental health.

Fostering social connection

When we push for better mental health together, we have a real impact. The more people who join us, through participation, donation and support, the more positive outcomes we can create.

Promoting health and wellbeing

This is what we aim to inspire for our participants and build for our partners. We believe in daily, achievable goals that help promote healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle. By raising funds we can make a big impact on the mental health of Australia.

Through education, connection and health wellbeing we will push for - and achieve - a more physically and mentally healthy future for all Australians.

The Push-Up Challenge

The foundation's flagship event is The Push-Up Challenge, run each year over the month of June to bring people from different walks to life together to push for better mental health. It's a fun and unique way to engage people in mental health through connection, physical activity and education.

Challenge yourself to complete 3,318 push-ups over 25 days this June and help us put the spotlight on the tragic number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2019.

Participants can aim for 25%, 50%,75% or 100% of the push-up target and other exercise alternatives such as sit-ups, squats or lunges are welcome.