A confidential advisor is someone in the association who you can talk to when you are struggling with anything and trust that they won’t discuss what you say to them with anyone else without your explicit permission. Their main role is to listen to you. They may be able to help or offer advice. The only exception to their confidentiality is if they are worried that you will harm yourself or anyone else, in which case they will let you know that they have to inform someone.
We have two confidential advisors, one Board member, Linda van Dijk, and one member, Hannah Müllers. Both Linda and Hannah have written a little piece for you below.
Linda Van Dijk
Hey there! Part of my job as Comm Intern is to look after your well-being, so if you’re having any struggles with life, whether it be SIB-related or not, I am here for you to talk to. Being a confidential advisor is therefore already part of my job, and I’d just like to take this opportunity to reiterate that to you. If you ever want someone to talk to, I will make time for you, just let me know. Next to me, we also have Hannah taking on the role of confidential advisor, so if for whatever reason you would prefer to talk to someone else, you can always approach her!
You can always reach me at email@example.com
Feel free to reach out to me for anything, regardless of whether it seems small or big, I’d be more than happy to listen!
All the best,
Hello hello! For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Hannah Müllers, I’m 22 years old and a third-year psychology student from Germany. I have been an active member of the SIB since 2018 and I will be taking over a new position that the Board has created, namely the confidential advisor. My main task consists of helping our current Commissioner of Internal Communication, Linda van Dijk, with member questions and problems. In essence, if you have something on your mind that is related to the board, your committee, other members, study stress or anything else, and you would like to discuss it with someone, I am here for you.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So if you ever feel the need to talk, kom hangen!