What Makes for Good Childhood Mental Health?

26th Feb 2019, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Business School

This event is the latest in the series of I4P’s ‘What Makes A Good Society?’ sessions which are intended to engage the public, professionals and practitioners as well as academics. Our last public seminar ‘What Makes a Good Childhood?’ included contributions from a range of professionals and academics who work with children. This latest event continues to look at child wellbeing with a focus on mental health.  It will be led by Edge Hill University’s Vicki Coppock, Professor of Social Sciences: Childhood Studies and Mental Health.

This event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus and we welcome anyone with an interest in child mental health.

Vicki Coppock

Vicki completed a BA (Hons) Sociology at Liverpool University in 1981 and a Diploma in Psychiatric Social Work (CQSW) at the University of Manchester in 1984.  She then worked as a child guidance social worker for several years.  Vicki completed an MA in Crime, Deviance and Social Policy (Lancaster University) in 1990.  Her dissertation topic was “Media Images of Working Class Liverpool Women: A Critical Feminist Analysis” for which she received a distinction. In 1991 Vicki was appointed Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy, in 2006 she was appointed Reader in Social Sciences and in 2014 she was appointed Professor of Social Sciences: Childhood Studies and Mental Health.  Vicki’s research interests and publications focus on the critical analysis of theory, policy, legislation and professional practice in the field of mental health, with a particular emphasis on asserting a positive rights agenda for children and young people in mental distress.


  • 5.30pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.00pm – Discussion Event
  • 7.00pm – Networking