Take a 60 second video of yourself doing either as many push-ups as you can or push-ups as creatively as you can. Make sure to tell the world what you’re doing and challenge three of your friends within three days to make a video that’s better than yours.
POST THIS EVERYWHERE! Make sure to include the hashtag #sixtysecondchallenge and the link of this page so they can be sure to donate too.
Suicides are preventable, especially when those who feel hopeless receive treatment and are surrounded by supportive family and friends.
This is an opportunity for us to lift those who are down while raising awareness and funds for mental wellbeing.
The campaign kicked off on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th and will run through World Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th.
Professional athletes and media personalities from around the world are now getting on board with the movement gathering momentum every day…
Lets give those who need a lift, a push-up!
What’s it all about?
The #SixtySecondChallenge represents an opportunity for every one of us to lift up those who are down and struggling, while raising awareness and funds for national and international organisations working towards making a lasting and meaningful impact.
We invite you, your family and friends, and your networks to join us in our global suicide prevention initiative and give those who need a lift, a push up!
Ambassadors – Hall of Hope
A Wiradjuri, first Nations man raised in Wagga NSW played in the National Rugby League before switching to professional Boxing in 2009. After a suicide attempt in 2012, Joe felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental illness.
Sir John Kirwan
“I’m certainly proud of the rugby stuff I’ve achieved but the work that I’m continuing to do with mental health is a very strong part of my life. I never imagined this, but it’s a great thing for the people who are suffering from mental illness in New Zealand and I think it gives them hope”
Zac Guildford began his rugby career with the under 19s going on to win Commonwealth Games Gold. After a period away from the game, Guildford has never worked harder knowing nothing is guaranteed; nothing taken for granted.
“Suicide effects everyone; regardless of age, race, gender, etc. We have to end the stigma around mental health and open the lines of communication and understanding.– I’m proud to partner with #sixtysecondchallenge to help raise awareness and funds for charities working to provide support for those who need it most.”
Kieran Pratt began playing the professional golf tour at 22 years old, fulfilling a seemingly lifelong dream to become a sportsman. Having seen big highs and deep lows of professional sport, Kieran has a desire to help others tackle their own internal battles through shared experience.
Matt Runnalls (26) is the CEO & Founder of Mindfull Aus. Surviving several attempts on his own life and being effected by the loss of a large number of close mates to suicide, Matt now focuses on sharing his story of resilience, overcoming, leadership & hope to sporting clubs, pschools, businesses and organisations. Matt’s mantra ‘be mindful of those with a mind full’
“I have bipolar disorder and I am a three-time suicide survivor. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I did — stigmatized and ashamed. I am speaking out to empower those who were struggling like I was to step out from behind the wall of stigma, shame and silence and to reach out for help. Listen to the pain from my past whispering to you: hold on to hope, hold on to life. You will not regret doing so. Trust me, I know.”
“When you have a severe mental health issue your brain doesn’t work like it should. Chemical imbalances cause signals to misfire within parts of the brain that communicate messages, particularly about how you think. You begin thinking thoughts you never would have dreamed of and don’t ever want to think again. I was lucky. I was able to fight off these relentless thoughts without acting on them. I’m now on the other side. I am sharing my story to offer hope to those who are struggling.”
“I have played against some pretty formidable opponents on the rugby league field and some guys who wanted to knock my teeth out in the boxing ring, but nothing compares to the enemy that I fight within my own mind. Every day I have to keep check because I know that at any vulnerable moment I could end up not well and maybe not be here anymore. It may battle me; it won’t beat me.”
“Having a mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. I spent years just existing, not even living, because I couldn’t see a way out of the black hole I was in. But there is a light at the end of what seems like a very dark tunnel I can assure you. Please reach out, ask for help, and know that things will get better. It takes time and it isn’t easy – it will be the hardest thing you ever do, but I promise you it will be worth it.”
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