A former British soldier turned TV star, Jason Fox is best known for his role on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins. As one of the show’s stars Jason, alongside the likes of Anthony Middleton and Ollie Ollerton, is in charge of whipping the show’s competitors into shape so that they’re prepared for life in the SAS. A former royal marine and British soldier, Jason spent 20 years in the military before being signed off with PTSD. Having struggled with his mental health since leaving the army, at his speaking events Jason is able to discuss these experiences at length inspiring audiences wherever he goes.
In 2015 Channel 4 launched a new show, SAS: Who Dares Wins. A reality show which gave contestants the experiences of being in the special forces, Jason was brought on board as one of the programme’s experts. The show became a huge success and catapulted Jason to national fame. Since then he has gone on to front a number of popular TV shows including the documentary series Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the real Narcos¸ his first real investigative journalism role. As well as this Jason has published a number of books detailing both his experiences in the military and mental health. One of these books, Battle Scars, became a Sunday Times best-seller and discusses his PTSD in an open and honest manner.
Jason initially joined the Royal Marines Commandos at the age of 16 in 1992. A few years later he progressed to the Special Boat Service reaching the rank of Sergeant. His time in these roles saw him serve in some of the world’s most hostile territories dealing with everything from hostages and terrorists. In 2012 he was discharged after a medical exam found he was suffering from PTSD after years of being tested to the limit. What followed was years of loneliness battling his mental health issues alone and driven to the brink, contemplating suicide, a brink he eventually came back from.
Now Jason works as an inspirational mental health speaker and regularly uses his platform to teach audiences how to be mentally resilient, overcome adversity and be strong leaders, using his experiences in relatable presentations. Alongside his mental health speaking commitments, Jason has also started his own teambuilding company – BreakPoint.
“It was excellent! Jason had the audience mesmerised. They were really interested in everything he had to say and his style of delivery was pitched at the right level. I’ve attended a number of events in that hall and there is usually a restlessness towards the end of events (sometimes even in the middle of a particularly dry topic!) but during Jason’s event the audience were fully engaged throughout.”
“Jason Fox spoke at our Company Conference. He was humble, yet inspiring, and managed to keep the audience’s attention throughout his whole talk. He stimulated more questions from the team than we have ever had before for a speaker. I would highly recommend him to businesses who want to inspire their team on team work, resilience and positive mental attitude”
“He was great! He made us laugh and had some good takeaways from a mental health perspective so messaging was spot on.”