Conviction Group: Young Men’s Health Forum


On Monday, 26th of March 2018, Conviction Group hosted 240 year 10 students from 20 schools across the Sydney West region. The objective of the forum was to encourage young males to re-evaluate their perspectives on the pivotal issues concerning young men’s health, and provide them with the tools to enhance their decision making. Upon arrival, students were separated from their peers and assigned to one of 38 groups which were led by Conviction Group’s trained facilitators. Over the course of the day, students heard from 7 keynote speakers; Don Darkin (ResMed), Daniel Merza, Kathy Kelly (Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation), Kieran Billett (ONE80TC), Lyn Worsley (The Resilience Centre), Chris Lee (Conviction Group), and Marco Capobianco (Conviction Group). Following a set of speakers, small group sessions were used to reinforce key principles, stimulate discussion, and provide students with the practical tools to address the pivotal issues relating to mental health, healthy relationships, drugs, violence, leadership, and resilience.

The Castle Hill RSL Group donated $10,000 in support of the organisation and hosted the event at Parramatta RSL.