Push For Better


The Push-Up Challenge is raising money to support headspace, National Youth Mental Health Organisation.

An organisation working to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians.

The Push-Up Challenge started in 2018 and aims to raise awareness of mental health in Australia. This year, The Push-Up Challenge highlights the devastating number of Australian lives lost to suicide in 2018.

3,046 push-ups for 3,046 lives lost to suicide

Take on The Push-Up Challenge to help make a real difference to millions of young people living with mental health challenges.

Our Goal

Our goal is to help reduce the number of Australian lives being lost to suicide by increasing awareness of mental ill health in the community and raising funds for headspace.

45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life

Mental health issues are not limited to young Australians. You may have had a personal experience with mental ill health or might have known someone going through a tough time. Get behind a cause that affects almost every second Australian.

Around 75 per cent of mental illnesses occur for the first time before a person turns 25. By supporting The Push-Up Challenge, you're supporting an organisation that addresses the unique barriers young people face to accessing mental health support.

Your contribution will help headspace to continue promoting the importance of help-seeking, breaking down the stigma of mental ill health and making sure every young Australian knows they are not alone.

Register now and start raising funds to support headspace.

In 2018, suicide was the leading cause of death among people aged between 15-44 years

Work as a Team

The Push-Up Challenge is a great way to promote fitness, mental health and community spirit with your friends and co-workers while raising funds for a worthy cause.

3,046 is a big number! If you think this is too much for you to achieve on your own, reach out to your friends, family or co-workers and create a team that can work together to accomplish The Push-Up Challenge.

Not only is The Push-Up Challenge a way to promote exercise as a part of improving your own mental health, but it's a great way to start a conversation with your friends and family about their mental health.

Register now and create a team to take on The Push-Up Challenge.

Your Community

If you've got a large group of people that want to take on The Push-Up Challenge, create a community that can have multiple teams within it. Work together and challenge each other to reach your fundraising goals.

Contact The Push-Up Challenge to create your own community.

1 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2007.

2 3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018. Intentional self-harm, key characteristics.

3 headspace