Charities from Australia, United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand have joined forces to fundraise for suicide prevention. Lifeline Aotearoa and Key to Life Trust are the two charities representing New Zealand.
Globally, one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds according to the World Health Organisation and for every person that dies by suicide, there are at least 20 people who attempt to take theirs.
The Sixty Second Challenge is a global initiative that is asking people to take a minute and save a life. Take sixty seconds of your time to do a minute’s worth of push-ups, upload the video to social media, nominate three mates to do the challenge and donate a sixtysecondchallenge.co.nz.
Former All Black, Sir John Kirwan, a strong advocate for mental health in New Zealand has taken up the challenge in New Zealand, as has Joe Williams, former NRL star turned professional boxer.
We hope that as the awareness is heightened, the general public gets on board around the world.
More information can be found at: www.sixtysecondchallenge.co.nz.