Hi, I’m Tom. I’m a musician and journalist, and I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
When I was hospitalised for poor mental health in my late teens and early twenties, I noticed that patients were using creative outlets such as writing, drawing, painting, singing, dancing and cooking as coping mechanisms.
I founded Retune because I believe there is a very strong link between creativity and mental wellbeing that deserves to be explored further.
As with fine-tuning a musical instrument or altering the frequency on a radio, ‘retuning’ your mental health involves small adjustments. We can all improve our wellbeing by finding creative outlets and being part of a supportive community.
Would you like to learn more about my story or the project?
Hi, I’m Kathryn, a creative designer and filmmaker. I also happen to be Tom's younger cousin.
When Tom was first admitted to hospital, I was just 11-years-old and I was shielded from the
truth of the situation, as I was considered ‘too young’ to know what was going on. Being involved with Retune now allows me to be part of a cause that is close to my heart, as Retune's workshops discuss mental wellbeing with all ages, from primary school pupils to adults.