Room to Rant
A space for young men to rap and get stuff off their chest
Room to Rant is a safe space for young men to get things off their chest.
With a focus on rap and spoken word, the free workshops are available across Sussex and online. They are led by experienced music leaders who show how music can be a therapeutic release, and they welcome all that identify as men, non-binary and gender variant individuals.
All sessions are attended by a mental health professional who can provide any additional support needed – such as referring young people for counselling and psychotherapy.
In 2022, the University of Brighton conducted research into Room to Rant, funded by Wellcome Trust: DIGITAL – AudioActive Room to Rant Report 2022.
“It helped me manage my emotions better in the group because I could talk about things and people understand. No one judged me.”Room to Rant attendee
“As a practitioner working primarily with young men, I am aware that ‘talking therapies’ are not always the most appropriate means to address trauma. I am convinced that making music enables Young People to safely discharge pent up anxiety.”Paul Jacob
Substance Use Worker
“When I was at my worst, Room to Rant helped me pick myself up.”Room to Rant attendee
“I was just writing on my own till when I found Room to Rant, I was like… FINALLY!”Room to Rant attendee