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Jon Salmon

Founder

Speakers Collective

Jon Salmon is an award-winning producer, a digital pioneer, co-founder of Byte Entertainment and Co-CEO of the Speakers Collective CIC. Jon lost his father to suicide when he was a teenager. A few years later after starting his first job he was sectioned and admitted to hospital with stress and depression. Luckily, Jon was able to get the right help in the end and returned to work a year later.

However, Jon decided not to tell anyone about his mental illness or Dad’s suicide for nearly 20 years due to the stigma and affect he thought it would have on his career and friendships. 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 has since gone on to be the Co-CEO of the Speakers Collective not for profit, challenging stigma and facilitating important conversations with lived experience speakers. Co-produce What’s Going On In Your Head exploring the secret inner workings of the mind through performance art and discussion. A trustee for Let’s Talk About Loss a charity for young people who have been bereaved, and a mentor for The House of St Barnabas Soho, employment academy to break the cycle of homelessness.