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Heavy Metal Therapy is a resource and community of people who find metal music helpful for mental well being. It is a place to find and share experiences of how metal has helped us, the meaning we take from songs or lyrics, and albums that we have found useful. It is for everyone, so we don’t judge each others metal preferences.


HMT was founded in 2022 by a group of metalheads with either lived experience of mental health struggles and/or expertise by training in mental health professions. The idea for HMT came from several things including personal experiences, clinical work and most importantly a belief in the power of sharing stories of how metal music and the metal community have supported people with their mental health. We believe that HMT belongs to everyone in the community and it is run in a co-operative fashion.


HMT’s ‘Be Reyt’ is a peer support group for people who may be struggling with any aspect of their lives and who want to join with others to discuss their concerns in a safe, dignified and confidential setting.


Meetings are held every month in the upstairs snug of The Hatchet Inn from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Sessions are completely free to join, but we would ask that you use the contact form below to let us know so that we can plan the right number of resources.


Please rest assured that the contents of all meetings are completely confidential and all facilitators have been DBS checked.


We hope if you feel you may benefit, that you join us.


Tuesday 13 August 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Hatchet Inn, Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA (upstairs Snug)

Register your interest

Listen back to our launch on BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio 28-06-2024
00:00 / 04:16
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