C’mon Bundy let’s all join in the challenge; together we can build mental health awareness and help others.
The Push-Up Challenge is a yearly event that encourages people to get fit, have fun and support mental health. It is also a fun, social way to raise money for your local headspace centre, while also boosting your own physical and mental wellbeing.
Over the course of 21-days you’ll be challenged, individually or as a team, to complete 3,128 push-ups, representing the number of lives lost in Australia due to mental health issues last year.
The daily amount changes from day to day to keep you on your toes. Now we know numbers DO make a difference and you can help.
The more teams, the more we can get our community involved, the more money we can raise, the more support we can offer our local young people who need our help.
So what do you need to do:
Put your hands up, say YEAH I’m in, create or join a team, then register
Workplaces: There’s basically three steps:
1. Register as a participant and then create a team www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/register-participant
2. Invite people to join your team via the Push Up Challenge website
The Push Up Challenge runs 8th - 28th July.
Complete your push-ups any time and any place; try at home, at the park, while waiting for the kettle to boil, wherever you like. Spread your push-ups out over the day, do some before work / school, some just after you wake up, another bunch just before lunch. You'll smash out the daily target in no time.
Each day, the target number of push-ups to complete will reflect a different statistic relevant to mental health in Australia. For example, 45 push-ups to recognise the percentage of Australians who will experience a mental health condition over their lifetime. Keep track of how you and your friends are going with the sweet tracker you will be offered when registering.
Throughout the challenge you’ll receive daily tips from headspace National to build awareness and learn of ways we can support ourselves and each other towards better mental health.
The Push-Up Challenge not only has your crew exercising and learning about mental health, but it also encourages a “healthy” community environment and competition. There is a strong correlation between exercise and mental health which drives our motto of 'push for better together' with The Push-Up Challenge.
Workplaces / teams / schools / gyms can are welcome to register multiple teams, which allows for some friendly rivalry. Perhaps your finance team against the HR department, your males against females, your students against teachers, coaches against players ... oh the contention is endless!!
Funds raised by teams in Bundaberg will go directly to headspace. Bundaberg if you donate through our local lead agency - United Synergies. There is no set rule for
fundraising, but of course we appreciate your efforts. We’ve come up with some ideas that you can adopt and/or adapt, pick them all or one or make up your own if you have a better idea;
• $10 per team member to join in
• $1 per team member per day = $21 each
• Have your business, school, community sponsor your team as a whole, make it $50, $100, or $200... or more if yow wanna push it (haha pardon the pun)
• Hand around a Money Box each day you do push ups so other staff, students, members, community can contribute
• Make it a Push-Up-A-Thon and have people sponsor your participation – can they give you $2 or $5 per push up you complete throughout the challenge?
• headspace Bundaberg will be participating, so maybe you can’t compete in the challenge yourself, but you could sponsor us! Use link below - $200 has a great ring to it doesn’t it?
United Synergies, aka headspace Bundaberg, is a not-for-profit that is Deductible Gift Recipient registered so all donations over $2 are tax deductible – winning already!
You can donate online through United Synergies at https://www.unitedsynergies.com.au/donation/
Please use reference “bundypushups” as your surname on your donation form or you can keep the dollars/cash raised and hand over to headspace Bundaberg at the end of the challenge.