Retune is raising £50,000 to develop and launch a free app that will help millions of people with their mental wellbeing. We have already raised £10,000 from our own funds, and now we need your help to take it into production.
Mental health was already in crisis before the coronavirus pandemic, and now the situation is urgent.
1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem (16.7 million people). It can take up to 18 weeks to see a consultant, the cost to the economy is enormous (£210 million a day) and the consequences are tragic… each day in 2018, an average of sixteen people took their own life.
Talking about mental wellbeing is one thing, but now it’s time to do something about it.
Retune’s app will offer preventative, self-help tools and will be a safe space for communities to come together. We’ve tested our model at live shows and at workshops in schools, universities, prisons and hospitals across the country. The app is a way to remotely reach those in need, which is especially important given current guidelines and restrictions.
We believe in the power of creative outlets such as music and the arts to improve mental wellbeing. When we retune something, such as a musical instrument or radio, we make small adjustments in order to achieve harmony, clarity and balance. The same theory can be applied to mental health.
‘Tune-Up’ in the app is home to our SCALES system (Sleep, Creative, Active, Listen, Earth, Social), which sets wellbeing in a context that everyone can understand – music. ‘The Reel’ is a personalised news feed without the noise and sponsored ads often found in other apps. App users will be able to access help from the NHS, Hub Of Hope, SHOUT and Samaritans, and find out about events happening nearby. Later there will be opportunities to subscribe as a member (or ‘Retuner’), which unlocks premium features.
Please help us by donating today, so that 16.7 million people in the UK can improve their mental wellbeing for free.