Residents in the Maldon district are being invited to take part in campaigns to mark World Mental Health Day.

People taking part in the event, at the Moat community hub at Fullbridge Mill, will paint rocks with kind and inspirational messages.

The rocks will then be hidden in the community for others to find.

The idea is that a kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day and outlook.

The event is also designed to spread the word about living with mental health issues.

It takes place on World Mental Health Day next Thursday from 1pm to 3pm and all are welcome.

The event is free with materials and refreshments provided.

It is part of the East Essex Time To Change Hub and United in Kind Campaign.

For more information about the rock painting event, visit