Mick Atkinson has a BA (Hons) Sociology (Essex University), a Diploma in Social Work and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work (Goldsmiths). He has extensive experience of working in the field of children and young people’s mental health. Having worked for 25 years in the public sector, he has managed a number of family centres, a court assessment service and family support units. He has also been responsible for Social Services Planning and Commissioning as well as a Children's Fund programme.
Mick is currently Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.