Kristen Gleeson

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Kristen is a young adult who lives in central Victoria, Australia. Her story, and that of her family, is one of the 10 stories shared in the book, My Kid is Back – Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa, by Daniel Le Grange and June Alexander. Today, Kristen has a degree in Social Work and experience working within a hospital and as a chaplain in a high school setting. She has a passion for the performing arts and volunteers within her local theatre community. Kristen has a lived experience of Anorexia Nervosa and is motivated by her faith and a desire to use her story to help others. She is a wife to Jordan and a mother to her canine, Hugo. Kristen aspires to work within the field of eating disorders and to be an advocate for change, healing and hope.

  • Traumatic treatment for people with eating disorders must stop

    Traumatic treatment for people with eating disorders must stop

    Imagine being told: ‘You are naughty and a burden on your family’. Survivor voices are gaining momentum in calling on health professionals to treat their patients with care and respect.  Hospitals are rarely known for their warmth, colour or homely touches; not to be confused with hospitality. They are often characterised by their clinical and..