Every year headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Lifeline Australia support The Push for Better Foundation in running the Push-Up Challenge aimed at raising awareness about the importance of mental health and looking after yourself and each other.

At Frankston Basketball we have been working closely with headspace Frankston since late in 2019 when we hosted a Mental Health and Wellbeing Session for our U16’s, U18’s and Senior Blues teams.

Since that time we have continued to work behind the scenes with Bethany and the team at headspace Frankston on some projects to raise awareness about the resources and support systems available to the community through the headspace website and other channels.

Frankston Basketball is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the Push-Up Challenge with headspace Frankston as it’s beneficiary and an overall fundraising goal of $1,000.

The fundraising component of the event is optional but a great opportunity to support mental health. We are so proud to be supporting The Push For Better Foundation, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Lifeline Australia to raise critical funds, to increase awareness and to improve mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.

FDBA Basketball Development Manager, Jarryd Moss spoke about the importance of supporting the challenge:

“Bethany and the team at headspace Frankston have been critical in supporting us and our members, particularly throughout the COVID-19 effected year that we faced in 2020”

“The Push-Up Challenge presents a great opportunity for us to support them and to raise awareness for mental health in a fun and inclusive way”

“It’s also a great addition to our involvement in the recently announced Mental Health Round being driven by Basketball Victoria”

“We’re lucky to be hosting VJBL on the Friday, NBL1 on the Saturday and Big V on the Sunday of this round (June 18th, 19th and 20th) so it is a great opportunity for all of our members to get behind this great cause”.

Headspace Frankston Community Engagement and Youth Participation Officer, Bethany Knight spoke about The Push-Up Challenge and Frankston Basketballs involvement:

“The Push-Up Challenge encourages individuals, teams and communities to complete 3,318 push-ups over 25 days to raise awareness for mental health in Australia.”

“This is a free event that allows people to do physical movement, connect with their community, learn about mental health and fundraise for this year’s beneficiaries – headspace, Lifeline and The Push For Better Foundation.”

“headspace Frankston and FDBA have been working together to help support members with their mental health through a range of activities and this event seems well suited to the culture that FDBA is trying to set around mixing both the benefits of positive physical health and mental health”

“FDBA has chosen to support us here at headspace Frankston throughout this event – to get involved in the challenge by joining the Frankston Basketball Push-Up Challenge community or you would like to donate please click HERE.”