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 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.
Visit 6minutechallenge.org to register.