Consett Rocks was established in August 2020 by Stephanie Winter and Victoria Morris. Created as a place in which people could come together to be creative, to spread happiness and make people smile by hiding decorated rocks to be found. Anyone can get involved, we encourage adults and children of all ages, no artistic ability is needed, just have fun.
We just ask if you find a rock please post a photo to Consett Rocks Facebook page so the artist can see the happiness they have created. Keep the rock or re-hide it.
This group has helped many people, in many ways some with anxiety, depression and for some people its been a reason to go for walks during lockdown.
Consett Rocker 1:
“My daughter has really bad anxiety so when we find a rock her little face always lights up. She always asks if we can go on a rock hunt. She understands that we may not always find a rock we do have a small collection but my daughter knows where each one was found, it really takes her mind off everything and cheers her up.”
Consett Rocker 2:
“For me, Consett Rocks has been therapy and a sanity saver. After 16 months of shielding (I have severe asthma) my mental health has suffered. Painting rocks has given me so much pleasure, and the posts from people who have found them always lift my spirits. It’s the most wonderful group, and the most wonderful hobby.”
Consett Rocker 3:
“For me, it’s been part of my rehab from surgery. I go rock hunting! Some I keep, as part of the journey, some I rehide. It’s been so good for my mental health, and physical well-being, just to get out and walk, with a purpose.”