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Retune harnesses the power of live music to promote wellbeing and mindfulness. We explore the strong link between creativity and mental health, providing a safe space with no judgment to increase confidence and resilience for our community.
The statistics say that 1 in 4 people encounter mental health problems. The truth is that everyone has mental health, and experiences highs and lows. Just like fine tuning a musical instrument or adjusting the frequency on a radio, there are times when we all need to make alterations in order to get ourselves back on a positive wavelength. That is what the Retune project is all about.
Everyone has different methods for stress relief, using outlets to express what they feel and make sense of what’s inside. Music is extremely powerful and transformative and provides relief from stress, whether you are listening to it or performing. Retune celebrates this, and all forms of artistic expression.
We host live music events once a month in Bishop’s Stortford. The shows feature emerging talented youngsters, established local performers and high calibre external acts. Would you like to perform or attend? Please email email@example.com or click here to view our upcoming events.
Retune was founded by musician and journalist Tom Ryder. Tom faced mental health difficulties in his early twenties, and music has always been his greatest respite.
Read more about Tom’s story and meet the Retune team here.
Though Retune is aimed at students, school leavers, graduates and other young adults who are experiencing challenges with their mental health, our project is aimed at everyone. We can all benefit from taking time out from our busy lives once in a while and tuning out from the world. We experience a lot of 'mental noise' and internal dialogue. Immersing yourself in live music has been proven to quieten the mind. View our upcoming events here and experience it for yourself.
YOU MAY COME TO TALK, YOU MAY COME TO LISTEN. EITHER WAY, WE’RE HERE.
Retune is a brilliant concept linking creativity, mental health and recovery.
At Retune I spent three hours thinking about nothing other than my foot tapping in time to the music, the vibration of my ribs to the sound of the drum and the sensation of my goosebumps from the melody. My mind was free for a very rare occasion, I was nothing but mindful.
Retune is a great campaign for a really important cause. As a singer, I know the value of music and song in my life, especially through the Parliament Choir. I have also seen it help those with mental health and other related problems, not least the brilliant Singing for the Brain sessions which help older people with dementia. Helping spread that message across our community will help hundreds more people benefit from the power of music to promote wellbeing and mindfulness.