Push-Up Challenge

Help shine a spotlight on the number of Australians who died by suicide in 2021.

Challenge yourself to complete 3,144 push-ups from 1 to 23 June in 2023.

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.

Learn about mental health

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

For example, 135 push-ups because one recent analysis of scientific evidence suggests that three 45-minute exercise sessions per week (135 minutes total) is enough to provide anti-depressant benefits to mental health.

Find help

If you or someone you know needs support with mental health or wellbeing, we encourage you to contact the appropriate support service provider as shown below. If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000).
LIFELINE | 13 11 14 lifeline.org.au  
SUICIDE CALLBACK SERVICE | 1300 65 946 suicidecallbackservice.org.au
BEYOND BLUE | 1300 22 4636 beyondblue.org.au
MENSLINE | 1300 78 9978 mensline.org.au
PARENTS BEYOND BREAKUP 1300 853 437 parentsbeyondbreakup.com