February 14, 2021

Jon's Mental Health Story

Jon Salmon, father of two is a mental health campaigner raising awareness around mental health after his own struggles. This is his story!

Jon Salmon has created an award-winning production studio, is a digital pioneer and now the co-founder of branded entertainment agency Byte Entertainment. Jon lost his father to suicide as a teenager and soon after he started his first job in 1999 was sectioned and admitted to hospital with stress and depression. Unlike his Dad, Jon was able to get the right help including support from him employer and returned to a new job the following year. However, Jon decided not to tell anyone for nearly 20 years about his mental illness due to the affect he thought it would have on his career prospects, friendships and relationships due to the stigma. It was sadly after the suicide of a close friend due to postnatal depression in 2016 that Jon decided he had to speak out.Jon couldn’t have picked a more public platform to do so when he was asked to speak alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a Heads Together mental health campaign event – not even his family or friends knew he was going to do this! Jon is the proud Dad of two young children and now speaks openly about mental health in the hope it will help others and save lives.

Follow Jon and his work: @j0nsalmon Co-founder @byteentertainment & Associate @7league. Part of @speakers.collective Co-produce @WGOIYH. Big fan of @heads_together @timetochangecampaign