A MAN will flip a 60kg tyre up One Tree Hill this weekend to show that true resilience is about sharing emotions.
Jayce Bassett will flip the tyre end-over-end up the steepest road on the hill on Saturday morning.
"I had a few mates who were going through some mental health problems," he said.
"It got me thinking about ways to raise awareness for other guys out there, to seek out their mates and see if they were OK.
"I wanted to do something different and I guess I figured that I like to keep fit, I'm always at the gym, so why not put that to good use?"
Mr Basset urged people to call their mates for a catch-up, even if it is just to say hi, as COVID-19 restrictions stretch people's normal support networks.
He hoped the tyre flipping bid might also inspire men going through a tough time to approach others for support.
"I've previously served in the army and I've had a heap of mates who have gone through them," Mr Bassett said.
"Us blokes tend to bottle up issues and keep them inside of us."
Mr Bassett had seen some of the toughest people he had served with speak up about their mental health.
"We tend to think its a bit of bravado not to talk about issues or that people with think different of us, or that we are weak. But that's far from the truth," he said.
"I've served around some very tough guys and they talk about their emotions. It's OK not to be OK."
He has never done something quite like flipping a tyre up a local landmark.
"I've certainly flipped a tyre before but the furthest I've gone is probably 100 metres," Mr Bassett said.
"It will be interesting, that's for sure."
Mr Bassett believes it will take about four hours to flip the tyre all the way to the top of One Tree Hill, though he said the feat will be nothing compared to the mental health battles some people go through..
He is not worried by the thought the tyre might get away from him on one of the steeper sections and roll back down.
"It won't roll. I'll make sure. There's a few trees there that could catch it," Mr Bassett joked.
To learn more or to donate to his charity fundraising efforts, visit the gofundme page.
If you or someone you know is going through a tough time, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Good resources and ideas for starting conversations about mental health can be found at www.ruok.org.au
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