headspace Lismore and headspace Tweed Heads teams are inviting you all to take part in The Push-Up Challenge and join us in connecting people, supporting better mental health, promoting fitness and most importantly, having fun.
headspace centres provide community-based mental health services for young people aged 12-25 through four core areas including mental health and wellbeing, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol support, and educational/vocational support.
The Push-Up Challenge is free, can be done at home and is a great way to engage your teams, family, friends and more by:
- Connecting them with you wherever they are (no need for in-person contact)
- Engaging your crew with a different mental health statistic or tip each day
- Giving your people something new to be a part of
The Push-Up Challenge runs over three weeks in May (11 to 31 May), with participants completing 3,046 push-ups, representing the number of Australian’s who died by suicide in 2018. The number of push-ups each day changes to reflect a vital mental health statistic. The push-up target can be tackled by an individual, or by a team who target a ‘combined goal’.
Registration is free for all participants and groups. The Push-Up Challenge provides materials to help with event promotion and responds to participant queries directly. Push-ups can be done at home and tracked via the online tracker, which allows you to view your individual and team progress and privately message teammates. The event also features Push-Up of the Day on socials and a daily Spotify playlist.
When registering, you have the option to fundraise for headspace. Fundraising for headspace provides an exciting opportunity to support young people in your community. This year, you can choose to either raise funds for headspace National or, excitingly, for your local centre. Upon registration, if you do choose to fundraise, we’d love you to select ‘Fundraise for Local Headspace Centre’ and then find headspace Lismore or headspace Tweed Heads on the list (these are our two Social Futures delivered headspace centres).
To find out more and to register please visit the website www.thepushupchallenge.com.au
We hope to have you involved in pushing for better mental health this May!