Join the Push-Up Challenge!

27 May 2024
3,249 push-ups in 24 days: are you up for the challenge, Geelong?

Register or Donate to the Challenge

Join the Push-Up Challenge and Support headspace Geelong and Corio!

This June, headspace Geelong and headspace Corio invite you to participate in Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event, The Push-Up Challenge. From June 5th to 28th, we’re encouraging everyone in the community to get involved, raise awareness, and support youth mental health.



What is The Push-Up Challenge?

The Push-Up Challenge is a fun and engaging way to boost your physical fitness while raising awareness about mental health. Participants will aim to complete 3,249 push-ups over 24 days, symbolising the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2022.

Each day, the push-up target is tied to a mental health fact, promoting daily learning and awareness.



Why Participate?

  1. Support Mental Health: Help raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. By participating, you’re joining a movement to bring crucial conversations about mental health to the forefront.

  2. Improve Physical Fitness: The challenge encourages daily physical activity, which is beneficial for both mental and physical health. Push-ups not your thing? You can do sit-ups, squats, or any other exercise that suits you.

  3. Fundraise for a Cause: While fundraising is optional, it’s a great way to support headspace. The funds raised will go towards providing vital mental health services to young people in our community.

  4. Community Connection: Join as an individual, a team, or get your whole workplace, school, or club involved. The shared goal fosters a sense of community and encourages supportive relationships.



How to Get Involved


The Push-Up Challenge is free to join. You can participate solo, as part of a team, or within a larger community. Use the dedicated app to track your progress, learn about mental health, and stay motivated!



Fundraising for headspace Geelong and Corio

By raising funds for headspace Geelong and Corio, you will be supporting young people in our community to lead mentally healthy and fulfilling lives. Donations to our centre directly support the young people we serve by enhancing our group programs, centre resources and youth-led initiatives.

In particular, funds from the Push-Up Challenge will help our headspace Geelong Youth Futures Crew develop and organise a forum focused on combating mental health stigma among young men. This initiative will aim to support young men in the Geelong region and encourage those close to them to have supportive conversations about mental health and to seek help.



Get Ready to Push-Up for Better Mental Health!

Sign up now and start preparing for a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. Together, we can make a difference and support the mental health of our community.

For more information and resources, visit The Push-Up Challenge website.

Let’s push for better mental health, Geelong! Join the challenge and show your support for headspace Geelong and Corio.