headspace Whyalla has motivated Eyre Penisula locals to each complete 3,318 push-ups and raise $5638 for local mental health services as part of Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event, The Push-Up Challenge.
The Push-Up Challenge, which took place over 25 days in June, saw in excess of 170,000 Australians of all ages and from all walks of life each aim to complete 3,318 push-ups which tragically represents the lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2019.
Now in its fifth year, the nationwide mental health event aims to bring people together to get fit, learn about mental health and help raise critical funds for mental health services in Australia.
Each day, participants completed their push-ups while learning about mental health, with the number of push-ups changing day to day to reflect a vital mental health statistic. The event brought people from across the country together through a powerful online community sharing encouragement, positivity and personal stories of mental health struggles and resilience.
A huge thanks to the Whyalla community for once again supporting the Push Up Challenge and choosing headspace Whyalla as a beneficiary. The amazing support that the centre has from Whyalla locals and this donation will help to deliver new and innovative programs and groups to further support young people.