5-28 June 
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Push-up Challenge


This page is run by the Lifeline Direct collaborative of Lifeline Hunter, Central Coast NSW, Northern NSW, New England NorthWest, Bondi, Geelong, South West Victoria, Western Melbourne & Northern Territory. If you’d like to register for another region please visit The Push-up Challenge.

Register Your Interest Today!

Are you ready to push yourself and make a positive impact on mental health? The Push-Up Challenge is back in 2024 and ready for you to join! This annual event encourages participants to complete 3,249 push-ups over June to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Not only will you be improving your own strength and fitness, but you'll also be joining a community of like-minded individuals working towards a common goal. Take advantage of this opportunity to challenge yourself and make a difference.

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What is the Push-Up Challenge?

Go solo or grab some mates and challenge yourself to 3,249 push-ups from 5 to 28 June. Aim for half or the full push-up target. You can spread them out across the day.

Can't do a push-up? No worries. You can also complete your target goal with squats, burpees, sit-ups etc. It is about getting involved in the conversation and being part of something fun.

Why 3,249 push-ups? Sadly, this is the number of people who lost their lives to suicide in 2022.

Push for better and Help shine a light on the number of Australians who died by suicide in 2022.


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Get Fit.

Challenge yourself to complete 3,249 push-ups from 5 to 28 June in 2024.

You can aim for half or the full push-up target. Other exercise alternatives are welcome. Complete your push-ups any time and any place. Track push-ups using our phone app.

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Learn about mental health.

Each day, you'll learn about mental health as the push-up target relates to a vital mental health statistic in Australia.

For example, three 45-minute exercise sessions per week (135 minutes total) are enough to provide anti-depressant benefits to mental health.

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Have fun!

Take part solo or with a group. Having a bunch of friends involved helps with the motivation and banter. You can sign up as a team or get your entire workplace, gym, sports club, school involved by creating a Community.

Join thousands of people across Australia in the push for better mental health.