Community Event – Anytime from the 14th September – 31st October 2020 – Including a Guinness World Record attempt on World Mental Health Day (10th October 2020)!
Visit 6minutechallenge.org for more information and to REGISTER.
- The objective of the 6 Minute Mental Challenge is to highlight the issue of attempted suicides in Australia (that occur every 6 minutes of every day), and in doing so create an action that goes about affecting change for the positive. (Through the research that we have done, physical activity has been proven to have a positive impact on mental health and the concept around the 6 minute challenge is to symbolically and consciously take action to support this movement, concurrently having a positive impact on those taking part).
- The challenge is to complete 6 minutes of cycling (Stationary trainer or Air Cycling) for 6 consecutive days anytime over the 6 week period (14 Sept to 31st Oct 2020 – Mental Health month) – recording total distance travelled for each attempt.
- Target distance for the Challenge is a combined participant total of 80,000km (Total number of attempted suicides 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), we will set a Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled by a group of Olympians cycling on a Stationary Trainer. Each Olympian will ride for 6 minutes which will tie into the 6 Minute Challenge!
Event: The 6 Minute Challenge
When: 14th September – 31st October 2020
How: Stationary Trainer or Pilates Air Cycling
Where: Complete Anywhere
Who: Anyone can participate
Cost: FREE (Fundraising 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