Can you do 22 Push-ups in support of veterans’ mental health?

Taking part in the #22PushupChallenge is a great way to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health and PTSD, and at the same time make a donation to charity.

Combat Stress is asking everyone to take part.

Increasing numbers of veterans are coming to Combat Stress every year for help with mental health problems. Your donation will help us deliver services and support for these veterans.

What can you do to help?

If you would like to take part in the challenge, you can post a video or photo to social media using the hashtag #22PushupChallenge, and donate £5 to Combat Stress by texting PTSD22 to 70004. You can also make a donation online

Please share and like our videos and posts on Facebook and our other social media channels to help us spread the word about the challenge and reach our £1 million fundraising target.  Don’t forget to nominate a friend or family member to take on the challenge too.

Read more about how our President General Sir Peter Wall is supporting the #22PushupChallenge. 

Combat Stress Veterans

Terms and conditions

Text PTSD22 to 70004 to give £5.

To donate monthly, text COMBAT4 £3 (or other amount) to 70004. Text costs £3 / £5 plus network charge. Combat Stress receives 100% of your donation. Please obtain the bill payer's permission. Customer care 01372 587 153.

This is a subscription service, it will cost per month until you reply with a "STOP" text. 

If you're based outside of the UK, please donate to us on this page: www.combatstress.org.uk/support-us/donate/

Where did the challenge originate?

The #22PushupChallenge originated in the United States to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health. Since the start of 2016, the challenge has been gathering a large following with people doing 22 push-ups and then donating to veterans’ mental health charities.