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Mind Free Wills Month is now closed, but you can still have your will written or updated for free with Mind through our Free Will Offer. This is year-round and available across the country.
There’s no obligation to make a gift to Mind in your will, but by choosing to support our work in this way you can help create a better future for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Thank you for your interest in Mind's Free Wills Month. All appointments across Nottinghamshire, Stockport, and Hull & East Yorkshire are now fully booked.
If you would still like to make or update a simple will - or simple joint wills with a partner, you are welcome to register for our ongoing Free Will offer using our online registration form. Once 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.
Mind Free Wills Month is intended for anyone aged 55 and over. If you and a partner are making or updating joint wills, only one person should be 55 or over.
Mind's Free Wills Month is taking place in the Teesside, Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Northamptonshire areas this October.
We're also joining other UK charities in a Free Wills Month campaign in Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Carlisle and Cumbria, Chester, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Milton Keynes, North Wales, Norwich, Preston, Shropshire, Stoke on Trent and Wakefield.
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 October 2019.
Simply contact your chosen solicitor during the month of October and request an appointment as part of 'Mind 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.
There is no obligation to make a gift to Mind in your will when taking part in Mind Free Wills Month or our Free Will offer, but a gift – however big or small – will help us make a difference to the lives of those of us living with a mental health problem.
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.
There’s no obligation to make a charitable gift in your will when taking part in Mind Free Wills Month, but a gift – however big or small – will help us make a difference to the lives of those of us living with a mental health problem.
Mind and our network of independent local Minds are here to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.
We provide a national voice and local support for anybody experiencing a mental health problem.
By making a gift to Mind or your local Mind, you can help us make sure that in the future, no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
There are 11 charities taking part in Mind's Free Wills Month in October 2019. You may choose to make a gift to one or more of these charities if you make or update your will as part of the Mind Free Wills Month campaign. Or of course, you may want to include another local Mind within our network - just let your solicitor know.
The participating charities are:
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Registered charity number: 219830
No one should have to face a mental health problem alone. At Corby Mind, we’re here for you. Whether you are stressed, depressed or in crisis. But to achieve this, we need public support. With a gift in your will, together we can make Corby a more mentally healthy community.
Registered charity number: 1072415
We’re Rushden Mind - a mental health charity covering East Northamptonshire. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you - on your doorstep, on the end of the phone or online. We’re determined to create a better life for adults and young people experiencing a mental health problem.
Registered charity number: 1175836
At Wellingborough Mind, we want everyone with a mental health problem to get the support they need and respect they deserve. We provide a range of services that includes Wellbeing Courses, Advice and Information Service, Counselling, and Support Groups to help people to live with and recover from their mental health problem.
Registered charity number: 1174391
Derwentside Mind is a small independent charity. We strive to provide good quality mental health services, which reflect the needs and rights of the individuals within the Derwentside and Chester-Le-Street areas. We offer a range of holisitic, person-centred well-being services. We are here for you - don't suffer alone.
Registered charity number: 701576
At Sunderland Mind, we aim to provide the best possible service for anyone facing a mental health problem across Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. We’re an independent charity, here to ensure everyone is given the respect and support they need to help deal with their personal crisis. There’s no need for anyone to have to struggle alone.
Registered charity number: 1171734
We’re Tyneside and Northumberland Mind - a trusted, local mental health and wellbeing charity. We work to help make people and our community stronger and healthier through education, training and support for mental health and wellbeing.
Registered charity number: 1140856
We’re Washington Mind - a well-established local charity providing mental health and wellbeing support, services and training since 1981. Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to promote recovery and improve mental health and wellbeing. We deliver our mental health services in a ‘safe space’, where people feel accepted and comfortable.
Registered charity number: 1156010
At Darlington Mind, we support the mental health of more than 1,000 people in Darlington, South Durham, Hambleton and Richmondshire every year. We provide 15 different projects including housing, counselling, adult and dementia day services, ICT training and other support services.
Registered charity number: 1093140
At Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, we believe everyone should have access to good quality mental health support when they need it. We work across Teesside offering a range of support, to enable people to live happy and healthy lives. A gift in your will could help us reach more local people, so we can be there for people when they need us the most.
Registered charity number: 1118098
We’re Redcar & Cleveland Mind - an independent charity working to support the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in our local community. We’re a separately registered charity and we raise all our own funds. All the money we raise stays within our local area, supporting our much needed services.
Registered charity number: 1142520
After taking care of loved ones, you may choose to include a gift in your will to a cause you care about - like Mind or your local Mind. There are three main types of gift that you can include in your will. These are:
A cash gift, known as a pecuniary gift is a fixed sum of money, for example £5000. These gifts are paid out of your estate first, and then what is left is divided up as per your instructions in you will.
This type of gift is a share of your estate, for example 5%. Many people divide their estate into 100 equal units, and after giving to family and loved ones, they gift a number of units to Mind.
A specific gift is a nominated object, for example artwork, a collection of records, or an antique. If you want to keep a particular item in your family, then this could be a good way to pass the item on.