Promoting the link between physical activity and mental health

Posted 22 May 2020 9:00am

A group of CGGS staff and students are taking part in the Push For Better, 21-day Push-Up Challenge to raise funds for Headspace – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Students have been split into teams based on their winter co-curricular sport while teaching and professional staff have also formed their own teams. Over the three weeks, the goal is to complete 3,046 push-ups as a team. Currently, the CGGS Professional Staff team is leading with 1,736 push-ups. The Soccer girls and the combined Hockey and Touch Football team are tied in second place having both accrued 1,616 push-ups at the time of writing.

The Push-Up Challenge’s aim is to raise awareness for mental health by encouraging participants to engage in physical activity while connecting with their community. The initiative has already raised over $3 million for Headspace with over 125,000 people participating across the nation.

Please consider supporting the CGGS team through a donation.