Push Up Challenge supports Lifeline’s 24-hour service

Ian ‘Eno’ Taylor – Push Up Challenge Ambassador, having had truckie friends lose their life to suicide.


LIFELINE North Coast is encouraging people to push for better mental health by participating in Australia’s largest fitness-based mental health initiative, The Push-Up Challenge, which starts on Wednesday 1 June and runs until 24 June.

“We wish to encourage locals to sign up for this challenge,” Angela Martin, Communications and Community Engagement Manager, Lifeline North Coast, told News Of The Area.

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It is free to register, and there is an opportunity to raise much needed donations for Lifeline North Coast.

More people than ever before are reaching out to Lifeline for help and support, and the money raised through The Push-Up Challenge will support Lifeline services to be there for anyone, anytime, whatever the reason.

Participants will take on 3,139 push-ups across 24 days in June, putting the spotlight on the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2020.

“Participants of all ages and abilities push-up while learning about mental health, with the number of daily push-ups changing to reflect a vital mental health fact.

“Participants can aim for 100 percent of the daily push-up target, or set their own push-up goal – which can also be done as sit-ups, squats, or tailored exercises – with progress tracked through a dedicated app.”

You can register for The Push-Up Challenge as an individual, a team, or get your whole workplace, club, gym or school involved.

Head to the Lifeline North Coast website and sign up: https://lifelinenorthcoast.org.au/push-up-challenge-2022/.

Through phone, text and online chat, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen without judgment to any person who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.

“We’re here for anyone 24 hours a day – phone 13 11 14,” said Angela.




Anyone can sign up for Lifeline’s Push Up Challenge and raise funds for Australia’s largest fitness-based mental health initiative.

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