I knew that I could leave a gift in my will and although I may be struggling financially now, hopefully by leaving this gift I can support Mind in the future, even when I’m gone.
For me, it was important to make sure I left a percentage of my will to Mind as it is a charity that I am passionate about and mental health is such an important issue to me; it felt right that it was part of my will as it is a big part of my life.
My grandad suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and alcoholism and a few years ago my dad battled with depression. Experiencing how hard it has been for my family, and the stigma that still exists around mental health issues today, has made me really passionate about doing what I can to reduce this stigma.
I hope that by giving regularly and leaving a gift in my will, I can support the incredible work of Mind throughout my life, and beyond, as you transform people’s lives and challenge the stigma around mental illness.