Schools and Universities

The Push-Up Challenge is great for schools and universities.

  • No cost and very easy to get involved
  • Fosters a positive community environment where people encourage each other
  • Gives your students (and teachers) something new to be a part of
  • Allows your students to learn about mental health

There are 4 steps to getting your school or university involved:

1

Register as a participant

2

Create a team (super easy to do as part of the registration process)

3

If you have more than 10 people in your crew, create a Community (a collection of teams)

4

Invite people to join your team or Community (through sharing your team or Community link, with templates provided by us)

Some supporting information follows

Getting involved is very easy

  • No cost and very easy to get involved;
  • Fosters a positive community environment where people encourage each other;
  • Gives your people something new to be a part of;
  • Allows your people to learn about mental health.

The Push-Up Challenge is a unique way to engage people in mental health

  • Runs over 25 days in June (1st - 25th)
  • 3,318 push-ups in total, representing the number of people who died by suicide in Australia in 2020
  • Track your own and your team's progress online
  • Get fit
  • Learn about mental health
  • Fundraise for mental health (optional, but a great chance to support critical mental health services across Australia)

Mental health tips are interwoven into the event

Advice

A different mental health tip is offered to participants every day.

Scientific background

These tips were practical and grounded in science.

Feedback

The feedback around these tips in 2020 was overwhelmingly positive.

Learn

98% of participants said they learnt something about mental health.

Each day, participants track their push-ups on our phone app or website

  • See daily targets
  • Enter ('bank') pushups
  • See how others are going
  • Learn about mental health
  • From app stores (iPhone and Android)

We'll send you info on where to get the app as the event approaches

Last year people from various backgrounds were involved from all over Australia

Leah Benoit

65yo, Hobart

Took pride in completing the event as part of her fitness group.

“It was a great challenge and I’m proud of my accomplishment”

Christy

35yo, Perth

Engaged over 50 of her colleagues to take part on an offshore oil platform 400km NW of Broome.

“The comradery this built was amazing. We’re already looking forward to next year”

Daryl

48yo, Maitland

Took part with over 20 people from his gym.

“Just awesome. Can't wait for the next event. We’re now looking for something similar before the next event!”

The event is setup so that there are communities, teams and individuals


Participants can take part as an individual or as part of a team, and perhaps also be part of a Community.

For teams, we recommend a team size of no more than 10 people.

A Community is a collection of teams. These are great for large workplaces, schools, gyms, unis or clubs where more than 10 people are expecting to take part.

Would you like to know more? Have a crack at the below and we'll send you some info.

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