In-House Specials

Some of the people involved in Heavy Metal Therapy have some research experience and an interest in learning more about the link between heavy metal and mental health. In this section of the site we have all the academic(ish) work that we have produced ourselves for Heavy Metal Therapy. We put ourselves forward for things all the time, so have a number of ideas in the pipeline, so watch this space as we will be adding that stuff on here.

Although it’s not a formal academic piece, the first bit of proper writing that we did was this blog for the Polyphony (an academic online magazine) about the Heavy Metal Therapy Project, peer support and voice dialogue:

Heavy Metal Therapy: Reflections on Developing a Peer Support Community for Metalheads


We did our first proper presentation about Heavy Metal Therapy at a psychology conference on 25th July 2019:

PsyPAG2019 Sheffield Hallam



A blog about therapy homework which gives a nod to heavy metal therapy and how it started:


We had our first academic poster presentation at ISPS 2019 in Rotterdam, Holland.  This featured some art work and quotes from our heavy metal therapy roadies.  Mary, who helped us out with the poster, is pictured here at the conference with some metal fans: