Fazlin Badri Alyeope
Fazlin’s foray in the mental health profession was with the Malaysian Mental Health Association as a Community Mental Health Officer in 1999. During her time here, she assisted with tele-counselling as well as face-to-face sessions for the association. She also helped with case screening and assessments as well as conducting and organising day-care programmes for the rehabilitation centre. She worked closely with various health and community sectors, government bodies as well as not-for-profit organisations.
Fazlin has enjoyed her work as an Education Adviser providing guidance and support for students preparing to study overseas. She handled briefing sessions for the students as well and guides them to decide on courses and choice of universities. With her natural affinity with students and youth, she worked well with them and is able to engage with them effectively.
Fazlin’s interest to acquire knowledge led her to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a Research Officer in the Faculty of Medicine. With her background in Psychology, the faculty valued her contribution in assisting with case screening and assessment for cardiac patients, mental disorders and other illnesses. She managed bio-feedback training as well as stress management programmes for the patients while collecting data and application of statistical analyses.
A seasoned guest speaker, Fazlin has been involved in various organisations; ranging from self-development seminar to stress management. She has worked with people who are HIV Positive and was invited by Pink Triangle to give a talk in managing stress.
Besides her work, Fazlin found the time to represent the Malaysian Association of Scientific Research in Psychiatry (MARSP) at the Asia Oceania Society of Biological psychiatry (AOSBP) Business Meeting in Hiroshima, Japan in 2001. As recognition of her work, she was awarded the Young Investigator Travel Award of Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP) in 2001.
Balancing her young family with work, Fazlin enjoys cooking, reading, classical and modern music. She was a member of the Selangor Youth Wind Orchestra and is currently a Management Committee member of the Malaysian Mental Health Association.