Teacher starts rocks challenge for mental health charity

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People in Levenmouth have been challenged to link up two painted rocks as part of a project to raise awareness and funds for a mental health charity.

Roxanne Foster painted two rocks, one with a caterpillar head and the other with a snake head, and placed them along Leven beach.

She hopes that others will paint their own rocks with snake and caterpillar bodies to make the creatures longer, and would like to see if locals could even get them to meet in the middle.

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Other rocks have also been placed in Buckhaven and the Memorial Park in Methil.

The 30-year-old teacher from Carnoustie, who has been staying with her parents in Leven since the lockdown, started painting rocks to help with her own mental health issues.

“I was signed off because of a mental health issue,” she said.

“I’m over the worst of it. It started when lockdown began. I wanted to bring a smile to people’s faces.

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“A lot of my friends have had mental health issues and so it made sense to support SAMH.”

Roxanne also launched a fundraising page for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and has so far raised £270, at the time of writing.

She has also been sent a lot of messages online thanking her for fundraising.

“I’ve had messages of support from people, thanking me, speaking about their own mental health,” Roxanne said.

To make a donation to the page, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roxannesrocksforsamh, or to find out more information search for Roxanne Rocks for SAMH on Facebook.

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