Ms Noor Haslinda Ibrahim
Haslinda is a counsellor with an interest in addictions and mental health in young people. Having been involved in the field of addiction treatment since the late 1990s, she has served in various settings such as in NGOs, government hospitals and educational institutions and worked alongside related ministries.
Through her service in the field, Haslinda had also conducted talks and trainings, both locally and internationally, on both prevention and treatment-related topics. From 2004 to 2012, she was a resource trainer with the Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) under the Colombo Plan, conducting trainings to developing countries around the world. One of the projects involved her conducting a drug prevention workshop in Kabul, Afghanistan for teachers. She was also on the panel of editors for the “Life Skills For Youths: A Drug Abuse Prevention Training Manual”, published by the DAP.
Currently, Haslinda also runs a peer helping programme under an institution, which trains and guides young people to promote positive mental health amongst their peers, as well as to provide emotional support to peers in need.
Haslinda is Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor accredited by the Association of Professional Substance Abuse Therapists (APSAC).