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Resources sector tackles Lifeline WA’s Push Up Challenge

3 June 2022

One of Australia’s biggest mining sector suppliers, AMCAP, is ready to tackle this year’s Push Up Challenge – with a little help from rugby stars at Western Force.

AMCAP employees are ready to dig deep as they take on the challenge of completing more than three-thousand push ups in June.

The company partnered with Lifeline WA last year to raise awareness and encourage conversations around mental health among workers in the mining industry.

Now 24 people from AMCAP have joined the Push Up Challenge, bringing along some local rugby talent for some advice on goal setting, exercise and team welfare.

The Push Up Challenge is a fun event designed to test participants’ fitness while shining a light on the importance of positive mental health.

Fundraisers can take part individually or as a team to set themselves the goal of doing 3,139 push ups from 1st - 24th June.

The number of push ups represents the number of people lost to suicide in Australia in 2020.

Lifeline WA CEO Lorna MacGregor said she was delighted to see AMCAP join in this year’s Push Up Challenge.

“The Push Up Challenge participants in WA raised $185,311 last year and together, they completed 3,012,828 push-ups in support of Lifeline WA, which is such a great effort,”

“The money raised from the Challenge goes into training more volunteers so that they can answer more calls from people in crisis.

“Lifeline WA has answered an unprecedented number of calls in recent times and we are constantly striving to answer even more calls for help through our phone line, text or chat services.

“Our partnership with AMCAP has helped us reach more resources sector workers as we work together to raise awareness and remind people in isolated areas that help is available 24 hours a day.”

The Push Up Challenge is Australia’s largest mental health fitness initiative, with over 174,000 people taking part last year raising more than $8.9 million dollars.

The initiative was launched in 2017 by Nick Hudson and has grown exponentially every year to raise a total of $16 million and inspire 414 million push ups across Australia.

Anyone can take part in the event to raise money for Lifeline WA by downloading the app or visiting the website: thepushupchallenge.com.au.