Tom Ryder

Founder & CEO

Hi, I’m Tom. I’m a professional musician and journalist who has performed and worked all over the world. I also have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. During my times in hospital in my early 20s, I noticed that my fellow patients were using creative outlets as coping mechanisms to make sense of their situation. Some were writing songs and singing, some were writing poetry while others were drawing or dancing. I founded Retune because I believe there is a very strong link between creativity and mental health that deserves to be explored further. Just like fine tuning a musical instrument or altering the frequency on a radio, ‘retuning’ your mental health is all about making small adjustments, finding creative outlets and being part of a supportive community. Would you like to find out more about my story or the project? Email me at tom@retune.org.uk.

Greg Camburn

Director & Chair

Hello I’m Greg, Chair of Retune CIC. I am a self-employed management consultant specialising in governance, particularly in the Third Sector. I have worked in the City for 17 years and was CEO for a small but well-known local cancer charity. I also work with Just Enough UK Ltd, a company that educates young people about difficult social issues such as hate crime, radicalisation, knife crime and modern slavery. I too am a professional musician.
I have always been acutely aware of the connection between mental wellbeing, creativity and music. I am incredibly proud of Tom and the team for creating a fabulous, non-profit organisation that I am certain will go on to assist a great many people, not only by raising awareness of the issues surrounding wellbeing, but by allowing people to know that they’re not alone and that music and creativity can really help. It’s helped me! Drop me a line at greg@retune.org.uk.

Fionnuala Shakespeare

Director of Fundraising

Hi, I’m Fionnuala. I work as a professional trust fundraiser and have been part of Retune for a little under a year. As someone with experience of eating disorders, depression and anxiety, I am a strong advocate of talking about mental health and removing the stigma that surrounds it. With Retune, I’m proud to be part of an inspired project which continues to provide people with a space to express themselves and better cope with their own mental health problems. Would you like to fundraise for Retune or donate to us? Email me at fionnuala@retune.org.uk.

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