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Mind Free Wills Month - March 2020

This March we're giving you the opportunity to make or update a simple will - or joint simple wills with a partner - with a solicitor for free.

Find out how you can take part and support Mind's work nationally or locally below.

 

 

We’re determined to be there for everyone experiencing a mental health problem, and we depend on gifts in wills to do so. So this March we’re working with local solicitors so that anyone aged 55 or over can make or update their will free of charge. If you’re making a mirror will as a couple, only one of you needs to be 55 or over.

Find out how you can take part and support Mind's work nationally or locally below.

Mind's Free Wills Month March 2019 is closed

Thank you for your interest in Mind's Free Wills Month, which is now closed.

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.

Register for our Free Will Offer

Given the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19, we’ve put together some helpful FAQs about Mind Free Wills Month below:

Most firms are still accepting appointments, and will explore with you the best way possible to have your will written. Some may suggest using the phone or technology – others may suggest holding the appointment later in the year. Just be open and make sure you’re comfortable with any alternatives suggested.

Do what is right for your physical and mental health. If you need to reschedule your appointment please do this through your chosen solicitor's firm, and know that a simple will is still covered by the offer. Simply contact the firm you booked with to do this.

We’ve released some useful information about this: click here

Mind Free Wills Month is now open

Simply visit the Free Wills Month website and enter your postcode. You'll be shown a list of local participating solicitors for you to choose from. Once you've chosen a solicitor, book your appointment with them directly and mention 'Mind Free Wills Month'. Appointments are limited, so do book early to avoid missing out.

Book your free will appointment

 

Given the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19, we’ve put together some helpful FAQs about Mind Free Wills Month below:

Most firms are still accepting appointments, and will explore with you the best way possible to have your will written. Some may suggest using the phone or technology – others may suggest holding the appointment later in the year. Just be open and make sure you’re comfortable with any alternatives suggested.

No, you only have to make your first contact with the solicitor in March. You could book your appointment for several months down the line, and it will still be covered by the offer.

Do what is right for your physical and mental health. If you need to reschedule your appointment please do this through your chosen solicitor's firm, and know that a simple will is still covered by the offer. Simply contact the firm you booked with to do this.

We’ve released some useful information about this: click here

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

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. Just 5% of your estate would hugely help us to create a better future for mental health.

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.

Book your free will appointment

How does Free Wills Month work?

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 Free Wills Month is taking place in the Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Pontefract, York, Castleford, Rotherham, Barnsley, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton areas this March.

We're also joining other UK charities in a Free Wills Month campaign in and around London.

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 2020.

Simply contact your chosen solicitor during the month of March 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 offer will end. 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.

Mind's Free Wills Month March 2020 is brought to you by the following charities.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.

Mind

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mind.org.uk

Registered charity number: 219830

Mind logo

Mind BLMK

Mind BLMK works across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to support positive mental health and wellbeing through our services and work within the local community. By including us in your will and choosing to support Mind BLMK, you could help us make a lasting difference. Our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone, and with your support this could be possible.

mind-blmk.org.uk

Your local solicitors 

Registered Charity No. 1068724
Mind BLMK, The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH

Leeds Mind

At Leeds Mind, our vision is to provide better mental health for all, and our mission is to enable people with mental health difficulties to flourish. A gift in your will would help us create a city where everyone experiencing a mental health difficulty gets both support and respect.

Registered Charity No. 1007625
Leeds Mind, Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4LB

leedsmind.org.uk

Your local solicitors 

 

Mind in Bradford

We believe in better mental health for all. With 1 in 4 of us now experiencing a mental health problem, Mind in Bradford is here to help people across the district to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. By leaving a gift in your will you can help us make sure that we continue to reach more local people when they need us most.

Registered Charity No. 1142357
Mind in Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU

mindinbradford.org.uk

Your local solicitors 

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind is an independent local provider of high-quality mental health services in Rotherham, Barnsley and its surrounding areas. We aim to empower individuals to start on the pathway to recovery, and believe a mental health condition should never define the person. We are committed to supporting those in need by promoting good mental health and offering high-quality support, so that no-one feels alone when dealing with mental health problems.

Registered Charity No. 1147740
Rotherham and Barnsley Mind Arcadia House, 72 Market Street, Barnsley S70 1SN

rbmind.co.uk

Your local solicitors 

Types of gift 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 or your local Mind. There are three main types of gift that you can include in your will. These are:

Cash gift

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.

Residuary gift

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.

Specific gift

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.

 

For more information

Terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found on the Free Wills Month website.

Any questions? Email our Wills Team at [email protected] or call us on 020 8215 2244.

Make a Free Wills Month appointment

 

For more information

Any questions? Email our Wills Team at [email protected] or call us on 0208 215 2243.

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