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1,000 push-ups in November

Push-up for mental health this November!

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01 November 2023

30 November 2023

What is it?

We’re asking you to complete 1,000 push-ups this November and raise money to help power the fight for mental health!

Complete the challenge in any way and anywhere you’d like. You can set yourself a smaller target of push-ups every day, or a larger goal for each week - whatever works for you!

Sign up now and get your free push-up tracker and Mind t-shirt. And if you raise £150 we’ll also send you an exclusive Mind gym kit. It comes with a microfibre towel, sweat bands, resistance band and drawstring bag to take your push-ups to the next level.

Why fundraise for Mind?

Now more than ever, people struggling from mental health problems need our support. In the UK, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem this year. We need your help so we can be there – on the other end of the phone, in local communities and campaigning hard.

By fundraising through this challenge, every push you make will be powering the fight for mental health.

Digital resources

You can find loads of resources in this section to support you through your challenge. 

Push-up digital tracker

Use this tracker to record your push-ups.

Download the tracker    

Social media graphic

Share this on your social media to ask friends and family to sponsor you.

Download your graphic

One week medal

Celebrate completing the first week of the challenge! Keep going!    

Download your first medal

Half-way medal

Half way through the challenge! Celebrate and share it with your supporters.       

Download your half-way medal

Finishers medal 

Yours to keep! Celebrate and share your achievement with your supporters.  

Download your finishers medal


Congratulations! Add your name and save, or print your certificate. 

Download your certificate

Frequently asked questions


To get started all you need to do is join our Facebook group then click the link to complete official registration. Once you've registered, a Facebook fundraising page will be automatically created for you and you can begin sharing it with your friends and family. 

You can also register without joining the Facebook group by using this form

We'll send you a free t-shirt and push-up tracker to thank you for your efforts and your support. If you raise £150 we'll also send you an exclusive Mind gym kit!

No, it's completely free to sign up. 

Yes, of course. You can register by filling in the form and creating your JustGiving page instead. 

You'll receive a free Mind t-shirt after you've set up your fundraiser. To do so you'll need to complete this form and click on the 'Submit and Activate Fundraiser' button at the bottom. It can take between 10-14 days to receive your t-shirt so please be patient. 

If it's been over 14 days since you've created your fundraising page (please check if you've registered and received confirmation email from us) and you still haven't received your t-shirt, please send us an email at [email protected] with your full name and the date you registered. 


By filling in the registration form (it takes less than 2 mins), your Facebook fundraising page will be created for you. Share your page with your family and friends and ask them to support your efforts and donate to the cause. 

We'll be on hand in the Facebook group to provide helpful tips and support with your fundraising efforts throughout the challenge. 

Yes, of course! You can register by filling in the form and creating your JustGiving page instead. 

Yes. The easiest way is to collect their donation offline and donate it your fundraiser yourself. Or by directing them to your JustGiving page if you choose to fundraise off Facebook. 

No. Every pound you raise will go straight to Mind. All funds will help provide lifesaving information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 

Each fundraising page has a default target of £150 but you're welcome to edit it to an amount you're more comfortable with. 

Of course! If you wish to fundraise for your local Mind, please contact them directly and they'll let you know what fundraising events they're currently running. 

10,000 steps a day in October is a fundraising challenge, and we'd ask that you please try and fundraise if taking part in the challenge. However, we recognise that times are tough for some of us right now and not everyone will be in the position to donate as much or as often. We'll be on hand to provide support and tips throughout the challenge. Every penny you raise is hugely appreciated and will go towards providing life changing support for those living with a mental health problem. If you'd like to make a one-time donation to Mind instead of fundraise you can do so here.

Whether you fundraise using JustGiving or Facebook, there is a small processing fee which we have no control over. Find out more about about these fees below.

Read about Facebook processing fee

Read about JustGiving processing fee


That’s entirely up to you. You can use our digital tracker which you can download here. This is also a great way to share your progress with your family and friends, which can help increase your fundraising.  

We’d love for you to be able to smash 1,000 push-ups, but we also completely understand that sometimes life has other plans. If you can’t, then that’s ok. The important thing is that you’re still a part of raising vital funds for mental health.

Making a difference

By raising funds for Mind, you're joining our fight for better, more equal mental health services for all. Your fundraising will help us be there for anyone who needs it, when they need it, by providing support and access to the right information. 

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