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Free Wills Month - October 2022

Make or update a simple will or joint will with a partner with a solicitor for free during Free Wills Month.

Find out how you can take part below.

Our next Free Wills Month opens on 1 October 2022. Please check back for more details then.

October Free Wills Month hasn't started, but you can use our year-round Free Will Offer. A gift in your will to Mind is a gift to everyone with a mental health problem. We're very grateful to you for considering remembering us in this way.

Once you've registered, we'll send you a pack in the post that contains a list of participating solicitors near you to choose from. Simply book your appointment directly with your chosen solicitor and they will work with you to prepare a will according to your wishes. There's no obligation to leave us a gift in order to take part.

We're also pleased to be able to offer you the chance to have your will made for free from the comfort of your own home online and over the phone.

A gift to Mind is a gift for everyone with a mental health problem

A gift left in your memory will help make a difference to people living with mental health problems. However big or small the amount is.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. If you share our vision of a world where everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. Please consider making a gift to Mind in your will. Thank you. 

Find out more about our year-round Free Will Offers

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How does Free Wills Month work?

Free Wills Month is intended for those aged 55 and over. If you're making your will as a couple, only one of you needs to be 55. 

This March, Mind is taking part in Free Wills Month in London and Greater London.

We're also taking part in a special Mind Free Wills Month with two of our local Minds; Dorset Mind and North Staffs Mind

If you live in one of the areas listed above, you'll find details of participating solicitors on the Free Wills Month website  from 1 March 2022.

Simply contact your chosen solicitor during the month of March and request an appointment as part of Free Wills Month.

Once you’ve booked your appointment, the solicitor will help you draw up a will according to your wishes. You remain in control throughout.

Appointments are limited, and once all available appointments are booked, the campaign will close. We’d recommend contacting your chosen solicitor as soon as possible to avoid missing out. You can find full details and conditions on the Free Wills Month website or in our FAQs section.

If you live outside the regions listed above, you can visit the Free Wills Month website to check if a similar offer is available in your local area.

You can also register for Mind’s ongoing Free Will Offer, or our remote offer with Co-op Legal Services.

Types of gifts you could make in your will

After taking care of loved ones, you may choose to include a gift in your will to a cause you care about. Like Mind. There are three main types of gifts that you can include in your will. These are:

Cash gift

A cash gift, also known as a pecuniary gift, is a fixed sum of money. For example, £5000. Cash gifts are paid out of your estate first. And then what is left is divided up as per your instructions in your will.

Residuary gift

This type of gift is a share of your estate - for example, 10% or 1/3rd. After making sure your family and loved ones are taken care of, you may choose to leave a percentage of the remaining estate to Mind. 

Speak to your solicitor about how this can also help reduce your inheritance tax.

Specific gift

A specific gift is a named object. For example, a piece of artwork, a collection of records, or an antique. If you want to keep a particular item in your family, this could be an excellent way to pass the object on.

Making a gift to a local Mind

At Mind, we work together with local Minds across England and Wales. Local Minds provide face-to-face mental health support in their communities. As independent charities, they are responsible for their own funding and services. If you'd like to leave a gift for your local Mind, please contact them directly. Find your nearest local Mind online at: mind.org.uk/localminds

For more information

Terms and conditions apply. You can find full details on the Free Wills Month website.

Any questions? Email our Wills Team at [email protected] or call us on 020 8215 2243.

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