headspace centres complete The Push-Up Challenge

headspace Darwin and headspace Katherine have motivated Territorians to each complete 3,318 push-ups, raising $32,000 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 over 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.

headspace Darwin and headspace Katherine are incredibly humbled and grateful for the community support. In Darwin, 384 people completed 655,721 push-ups, altogether raising $28,369. Almost 52,000 push-ups were completed in Katherine by 63 people, raising $3,440.

The money raised will go directly back into supporting young people to access headspace services, with a focus on improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young people.

We thank everyone who participated or donated to this year’s Push-Up Challenge. Special mentions go out to ARC Fitness, NT Fire and Rescue Service, Top End Wrestling, NT Department of Health, Katherine Sober Pushers, Katherine Hospital and Katherine West Health Board.

headspace Darwin green team entered The Push-Up Challenge.

The headspace Darwin Push-Up Challenge red team.