BALLARAT's police are showing their support for mental health, competing in headspace's 'Push Up Challenge' in a bid to complete 3046 push-ups by May 31.
The 3046 push-ups are significant as they are the same amount of people who died by suicide in 2018.
The challenge has been created to promote awareness about suicide in Australia and encourage positive mental health through physical activity.
Inspector Dan Davison said police would be raising money to donate to the Ballarat headspace branch.
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Mental health is a huge part of Vic Police and an issue our members face daily," Inspector Davison said.
"It's never been highlighted more by these days and of course what happened in Melbourne which has a huge impact on our ranks.
"We're not immune from it. The blue suit doesn't make us immune from mental health."
First Constable Steven Tung had been a driver of the initiative within Ballarat for the past two years.
"We want to show the community that we support it in tackling mental health, we want to do what we can to put prevention measures in place," he said.
You can complete all 3046 push-ups yourself, or get a team together and work towards the combined daily target.
If you wish to post to social media, do so with #pushforbetter
To learn more, or to get involved in the Push Up challenge head to headspace.org.au/the-push-up-challenge
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