for better mental health

Gifts in wills

A will is a good way to plan for the needs of your family and loved ones - and by leaving a gift to Mind, you can create a better future for mental health.

 

Thank you for your interest in making a gift to Mind in your will. Any gift - however big or small - can make a real difference in the future, helping us continue our work to ensure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Here you can find out more about making or updating your will and different gift options, order our free Wills Guide packed with useful information on wills, and register for our Free Will offer.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with our Wills Team on 0208 215 2243 or send us an email.

This March is Free Wills Month

We've joined together with other UK charities to give you the opportunity to make or update a simple will - or simple joint wills with a partner - with a solicitor for free this March.

Mind is taking part in Free Wills Month in:

  • London and the surrounding areas
  • Leeds, Bradford, Rotherham & Barnsley, York, Castelford, Pontefract and Wakefield
  • Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes

Find out if there's a solicitor near you taking part in Free Wills Month this March by entering your postcode on the Free Wills Month website. You can also read more about the London offer here. We run a separate offer alongside local Minds in Yorkshire, Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes, which works in the same way and you can learn about here.

Don't worry if there aren't solicitors near you taking part in Free Wills Month - you can also sign up to our UK-wide free will offer.

Download our Wills Guide

It's so important to have a valid and up-to-date will. It's the only way you can ensure your loved ones are cared for and your lasting wishes are honoured. When making or updating their will, many people have found our free Wills Guide useful. The guide includes details on planning your will, choosing solicitors and thinking about the needs of family and loved ones. It also includes some recommended wording, and further information about our work.

If you'd like to share your intentions with us, we'd be really grateful if you could email us at legacies[email protected] - it would be lovely to be able to thank you personally. 

Make or update your will for free

Choose from around 800 UK solicitors to make or update a simple will free of charge. And while we hope you consider a gift to Mind, there is no obligation.

Our offer is convenient, free and local, as most people will have a choice of solicitors no more than 15 miles from home. You and a partner can make or update simple wills together, both free with just one pack.

Register now 

Free Will offer reviews

 

Free Will Offer Reviews

We asked supporters who made, or updated their will through our Free Will offer for their view on the service they received. Many people have told us they found the materials in the pack useful, and these helped explain what they needed to do next, in order to complete their will using the offer. Find out what they said.

Information for executors, solicitors and those handling an estate

Like many charities, our office is closed from 24th March 2020 and we're no longer able to handle post. In the meantime we'd be very grateful if you could communicate with us about any bequests by email - [email protected] Our Wills Team is available, and working as normal should you need any assistance. If your query is urgent please do give your contact details requesting a call back. Thank you for your help in ensuring wishes to create a better future for mental health are fulfilled as smoothly as possible.

Inspiring Stories

We've received some inspiring, and positive stories from supporters about the experiences that they have had. Some have coped through adversity, used our services or have been the carer, and supported the best interests of a friend, or family member. Here you can read what motivated them to include a gift to Mind in their will.

Read inspiring stories

Inspiring Stories

Watch our short wills films

From explaining what a will is, to advice on providing for loved ones with mental health problems, take a look at our gallery of short films to find out more about wills and making a gift to Mind in your will.

Our short animation explains what a will is and why it's important to have one and keep it up to date.

Solicitor Gaynor explains the steps involved in making your will for the first time.

Do you already have a will and need to update it? Solicitor Gaynor explains the process.

Find out about ways to provide for loved ones with mental health problems in your will.  

Making a gift to Mind in your will is a great way to help us continue to be there for anyone with a mental health problem in the future. Find out more in this short video.

When Pete needed support with his anxiety, he called our Infoline. Watch Pete tell his story.

Information on types of gifts

This explains the different types of gifts, including our recommended wording, whether you're thinking of making a cash gift or a percentage of your estate.

Read about types of gift

Free wills with Mind

Find out about how our Free Will offer and Free Wills Months work, how to register and what happens next.


Read more about free wills

More information on wills

Answers to your questions about wills: making a will with your partner; inheriting money; and how to get in touch if you're an executor or family member dealing with an estate.

Read more about wills

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