JOIN THE FUN: THE PUSH-UP CHALLENGE – 11th to 31st May 2020

Challenge yourself physically, learn about mental health, engage in some friendly rivalry and help Camberwell Sharks support mental health and suicide prevention through The Push-Up Challenge.

Over the course of 21-days in May you’ll be challenged to complete 3,046 push-ups in total, representing the number of lives lost in Australia to suicide in 2018.

You can complete all 3,046 push-ups by yourself, or get a team together (maybe the whole family!) and work together towards the combined daily target. Push-ups can be done just about anywhere, and you can spread your push-ups out over the day. Alternatives to push-ups are also welcome.

The number of push-ups changes each day to reflect a vital mental health statistic, so along the way you’ll receive some mental health tips and facts.

All funds raised through The Push-Up Challenge this year are supporting headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation who provide mental health support to young Australians aged 12-25 years. Fundraising is optional but offers a great opportunity to support young people in your community.

Join our Sharks Community and thousands of others across Australia to push for better mental health!

To get involved:

  1. Go to our Sharks Community page
  2. Join an existing team or create your own team within our Community (teams of 1 are welcome)
  3. Spread the word and get others involved
  4. Start prepping yourself!
  5. 11th to 31st May: Start pushing!

If you have any queries, please contact the good people at The Push-Up Challenge through their website

Push Up Challenge Background

  • The Push-Up Challenge was established in 2017 by Nick Hudson, a Perth engineer who fell into depression before and after open-heart surgery.
  • The Push-Up Challenge aims to raise awareness and make a difference to mental health through:
    • Physical health (getting fit)
    • Mental health (learning)
    • Connecting people (having fun)
  • In 2019, The Push-Up Challenge had almost 50,000 participants across Australia getting fit, learning about mental health and raised $2.5 million for headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Participants ranged from 11 years old to 64 years old completing a total of 55 million push-ups. That’s 2 for every Australian.
  • 3,046 push-ups is a big number – this is the number of number of lives lost in Australia due to suicide in 2018.
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