Being active for mental health: Join the Push-Up Challenge (1-24 June)

20 May 2022

Join us as we push for better mental health: 1-24 June

The Push-Up Challenge will be kicking off on Wednesday 1st June.

We would love to have you join us as part of The University of Queensland (UQ) Community. Rally a team together (you can create a team of 1–10 people) to get fit, have fun and learn about mental health.

The challenge encourages us to try to complete 3,139 push-ups across 24 days in June to represent the number of Australians who took their own lives in 2020 and shine a spotlight on mental health.

And if it sounds like too many push-ups, don’t fret, as all exercise levels are welcome. Each member of your team can aim for 25%, 50%,75% or 100% of the daily target.

And if you’re not keen on push-ups exercise alternatives such as sit-ups, squats or tailored exercises are also welcome.

The daily push-up target changes each day to reflect a vital mental health statistic, so you’ll learn about mental health along the way.

Keep track of your push-ups through the phone app or website and get virtual badges and trophies for yourself and your team throughout the challenge.

To get involved:

  1. Go to our Community page ‘The University of Queensland (UQ)’
  2. Join an existing team or create your own team of up to 10 people within our Community
  3. Spread the word and get others involved.
  4. Start prepping yourself
  5. 1st to 24th June: Get pushin’

If you have any queries, please contact the good people at The Push-Up Challenge through their website

Let’s get pushin’!