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3,318 push-ups in 25 days for mental health, are you up to the challenge?

26-05-2021 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

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Image: Todd, Marr  Amy Mines and Candice Edwards from headspace Dubbo

This June, our headspace centres are encouraging the local community to push for better mental health by completing 3,318 push ups in 25 days.

Free to register, participants will take on 3,318 push ups from 1–25 June, to highlight the tragic number of lives lost to suicide in 2019 as well as raising vital funds for critical mental health support services.

One in four young Australians will experience a mental health issue, and 75% of these mental health issues develop before the age of 25. By challenging locals to take part in The Push Up Challenge, headspace Bathurst aims to shine a light on mental health and start a conversation about the role we can play when it comes to suicide prevention.

Jake Byrne, headspace Bathurst Community Engagement Coordinator says events such as The Push Up Challenge highlight the crucial role for services such as headspace as an entry point for young people and their families.

“Living regionally, there are few mental health services for young people. We rely on events like the Push Up Challenge, to raise much needed money for services tailored to local young people.

The Push Up Challenge is all about getting involved in physical and mental health in a fun and unique way, while also highlighting something that is a huge part of today’s society,” Mr Byrne said.

The event is for all ages and abilities. Participants can aim for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the daily push up target, or you can mix it up with sit ups or tailored exercises.

You can register for The Push Up Challenge as an individual, team, or get your whole workplace, club, gym or school involved at www.thepushupchallenge.com.au.

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