2024 Push Up Challenge - Get involved now!

16 Apr 2024

Registrations are open for Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event, The Push-Up Challenge, Wed 5 June to Fri 28 June 2024.

The Push-Up Challenge is a free, virtual event that engages your local community in mental health by:

  • Educating: Each day of the Challenge, you'll receive a different push-up target which corresponds to an important mental health fact or statistic.
  • Reducing stigma: The daily mental health facts facilitate conversations about mental health and encourage people to seek help when they need it.
  • Encouraging connection: Participants benefit from a positive team spirit and sense of camaraderie with their workmates, both virtually and in person.
  • Promoting fitness: Exercise has many benefits for your physical and mental health. Push-ups can be done anywhere and anytime, so it’s easy for participants to get involved.
  • Making a difference: You can choose to raise funds for headspace Port Macquarie to improve mental health outcomes in our community.


Participants are challenged to complete 3,249 push-ups over 24 days, which represents the 3,249 lives lost to suicide in Australia in one year, according to the most recent statistics from 2022.

 It’s a big challenge, but there are options to suit every fitness level. You can aim for the half target (1,625) or substitute push-ups with alternative exercises like sit-ups, squats, wall pushups… Anything goes.

If you do choose to get involved, we’d love you to fundraise for our centre. Simply select our centre name when you register.  

Participation is free, register as an individual, team or workplace here

If you are a school or business and want to get involved, check out these handy info packs here