ELEVATE the Conversation
ELEVATE The Conversation was created to provide members the opportunity to facilitate in-house chapter conversations about health and wellness. These conversations look at issues in ways that relate to members, while expanding knowledge and skills for addressing issues a brother may experience. ELEVATE The Conversation is a program designed to easily fit into chapter events and operations. These conversations were built with student schedules in mind. The shortest conversations are 20 minutes, and the longest are only an hour. ELEVATE The Conversation includes conversations around general men’s health, mental/emotional health, healthy relationships, and masculinity. Conversations were researched and created by Phi Kappa Psi staff and Phi Psi Family volunteers. Guides are easy to follow, and any member who wants to take this content on can easily get a chapter conversation started around health and wellness.
ELEVATE the Conversation will initially offer modules on the following topics:
General (Men’s) Health – A focus on body image, physical activity, healthy eating and/or healthy life choices related to one’s body. These conversations point to awareness and improvement of self-care, self-esteem and/or stress management.
Mental/Emotional Health – A focus on one (or more) emotions. These conversations relate to emotional expression and managing life’s challenges. They also support recognizing and seeking help for mental health concerns.
Healthy Relationships – A focus on a brother’s connection with others. These conversations focus on building and maintaining positive relationships with family, friends, brothers and/or relationship partners.
Masculinity – A focus on understanding the role of socialization in attitudes and beliefs. These conversations allow for a critical examination of media and messaging around gender.
If you have any questions about Elevate the Conversation and/or are interested in becoming more involved, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.