Green Isle of Wight councillor offers ‘Real Social Impact, Real Savings’ budget

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The Green councillor believes that in order to make real savings the IW Council needs to ‘think out of the box’ long-term and tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation on the Island with new approaches.

Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 9:05am

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Councillors take part in Big Pancake Challenge to raise awareness of poverty

Pancake Day 2018 Michael Lilley and Wayne Whittle

Raising awareness and money for the Isle of Wight Foodbank, this year the founder of the Annual Big Pancake Day Challenge added a bit of spice by inviting his fellow councillor to take part.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:18pm

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Time to share truth about broken mental health services on the Isle of Wight says councillor

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Cllr Lilley says there's been denial within the public sector for many years that mental health services are broken and Islanders have paid a serious cost and infringement of their basic human rights. Now it's time to share your stories with the Mental Health Champion.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 12:06pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Book now for first Annual Dinner to celebrate innovators and inventors

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Book your tickets now for the very first Papa Owl Annual Dinner, which celebrates the pioneering career of Geoff Lilley and encourages young people to be the inventors and innovators of the future.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 11:25am

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Citizens’ Panel for ‘Development Alley’ in Ryde East launched

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The first Ryde East Citizens' Panel for Ryde East was considered a success with Isle of Wight council officers listening to concerns by residents on planned developments in the area.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 7:51am

By Michael Lilley

Isle of Wight’s Mental Health Challenge being led by local Councillors

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Mental health expert, Cllr Michael Lilley, said "we need real leadership within our community to lead our mental health services to the quality that residents deserve".

Monday, 10th July, 2017 9:00pm

By Michael Lilley

Call for Isle of Wight Council to make mental health a priority

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One out of four of Island residents are severely depressed and anxious at any one time and this is caused by everyday life trauma. New Green councillor is calling for Isle of Wight council to make mental health a priority.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 7:42am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Call for ‘Think Family and Think Carers approach’ to mental health

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This mental health expert says we need to 'think family' and target preventative services to families at an early stage to enable them to be more resilient and tackle life’s normal crisis events.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:03pm

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Mental health pioneer launches ‘Recovery So Far’ report

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Michael Lilley, a pioneer in mental health, will next week present the 'Recovey So Far' report prior to stepping down as CEO of My Time Division, Richmond Fellowship (one of the UK’s largest mental health charities).

Monday, 20th March, 2017 4:36pm

By Michael Lilley

Ryde councillor to highlight the ‘Forgotten Poverty’ during Big Pancake Day

Michael Lilley and Caroline Lucas

Food poverty is a hidden issue on the Isle of Wight so as part of the national event, Big Pancake Day, Ryde councillor Michael Lilley will be flipping pancakes and raising awareness.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 3:40pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Isle of Wight publisher launches children’s book as part of Age Friendly Island Campaign


On World Mental Health Day and in Celebrating Age Month, Isle of Wight author, Michael Lilley, announces the launch of Papa Owl and Rocket the Dog’s Big Flying Adventure.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 4:54pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment