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Join Mental Wheels Foundation’s ‘6 Minute Challenge’

The Mental Wheels Foundation have launched a virtual community cycling event to raise awareness and fund programs to help improve mental health.

The objective of the ‘6 Minute Challenge’ is to highlight the issue of attempted suicides – that occur every 6 minutes of every day in Australia – and, in doing so, create positive change.

‘A Positive Impact’

Clinton Hill, CEO & Co-Founder of the Foundation, said physical activity is proven to have a positive impact on mental health.

 
“The concept around the 6 minute challenge is to symbolically and consciously take action to support this movement, while having a positive impact on those taking part,” he said.
 

The challenge is to complete 6 minutes of cycling – via a stationary trainer – for 6 consecutive days anytime over the 6 week period (14 Sept to 31st Oct 2020 – Mental Health month). 

  • The target distance for the Challenge is a combined participant total of 80,000km (the total number of attempted suicides in Australia each year).
  • Nominate your ‘WINGMAN’ to join you in the Challenge (life’s challenges are better tackled with a support person by your side).
  • Then, challenge 6 of your friends, family members, colleagues to take part and find their own ‘WINGMAN’.
  • On the 10th October 2020 (World Mental Health Day) a Guinness World Record attempt will be made for the greatest distance travelled by a group of Olympians cycling on a stationary trainer. 
Event: The 6 Minute Challenge
When: 14th September – 31st October 2020
How: Stationary Trainer or Pilates Air Cycling
Where: Anywhere
Who: Anyone can participate
Cost: FREE (though fundraising is optional)
Why: Positive mental health event in unprecedented times (Covid-proofed as can be completed in isolation) and to raise funds for MWF Mental Health Initiatives
 

Visit 6minutechallenge.org to register.

 
 

 

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