Leave a legacy


Although mental illness will affect more people than cancer, research into mental health problems receives a small fraction of the funds.

Facts alone are only part of the story. We at the Mental Health Foundation are passionate and determined in pursuit of our vision – we want to beat mental illness. Our research finds real and effective treatments. But we also want to prevent mental health problems and we give people real ways to help themselves stay mentally fit and healthy.

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Our work is life changing, and lifesaving, and we are committed to it

Our work cannot, and will not, stop until we realise our vision of a world where the suffering caused by mental health problems is finally ended. So, after you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider adding a gift in your Will to the Mental Health Foundation. We really do depend on these very special gifts so we can continue our work for a mentally healthy future for all.

What are the options? 

Every kind of gift is hugely appreciated. You don’t need to leave a large sum – a gift in your Will no matter how small can make a big impact on our work. Many people choose to leave a residuary gift (a share of an estate) as it usually maintains or increases value over time, but every single gift is welcomed. You have our assurance that your gift will be administered in a professional and sensitive manner. It is important to remember that every gift from a Will that we receive is free from inheritance tax.

"I am leaving a gift to the Mental Health Foundation in my Will because I believe in its excellence and its ability to be a force for change in mental health across the UK. Its research and campaigning work are exemplary." - Hywel

How to word your Will

It's really straightforward to include a gift to Mental Health Foundation in your Will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and charity numbers:

Mental Health Foundation, Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London, SE1 2SX .

Registered charity no 801130 (England and Wales) and SC039714 (Scotland).

Amending an existing Will?

Have you already made a Will? You can add the Mental Health Foundation into your Will by completing a codicil. A codicil is a document which changes or additions are made to an existing Will and must be read in conjunction with it. We always recommend you contact a solicitor if you wish to draw up a codicil.

"My concern about mental health comes from personal experience - as a sufferer and as a volunteer in a mental health information project. I support a number of charities, but I’m particularly impressed with the Mental Health Foundation in its unbiased, open-minded search for appropriate therapies." - Siobhan

How to get in touch

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We have further information about how to leave a gift in your Will, which we would be delighted to provide you with. If you would like this information or have any questions on leaving a gift in your will to the Mental Health Foundation or would like to talk about our work, do contact our dedicated supporter care number on 020 7803 1121 or email [email protected].

We’re around Monday to Friday during office hours, and if you call at another time please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Whatever you decide, thank you so much for taking the time to consider adding the Mental Health Foundation to your Will.

Your last wishes

As you consider how best to care for the needs of your family and those you care about you may also wish to consider expressing your last wishes. As a valued supporter of Mental Health Foundation you understand how all gifts can make a difference. Donations in memory or in lieu of flowers can be a wonderful way for family and friends to celebrate and honour your life. We can also set up a Tribute Fund in memory of your next of kin. If you would like to discuss this please do get in touch.

"I’ve lived with depression on and off for the whole of my adult life. What got me through was the information and podcasts from the Mental Health Foundation. It made me realise that the way I was feeling could happen to anyone and that I am not alone." - Ann