A gift in your will
Because of those we've lost. Because of those we've saved. It's down to us. If we don't, who will?
Imagine a day when no one affected by mental illness has to wake up to stigma, discrimination, ignorance and prejudice that prevents them from living the life they want, getting the job they deserve or even just getting the right treatment.
By agreeing to leave a gift to Rethink Mental Illness in your will – and telling us about it now – you can provide the guaranteed funds needed to make this ambition a reality. However large or small, a fixed percentage of your estate or a monetary gift, your generosity will help provide essential care and support for people affected by mental illness now and for generations to come.
How mental illness can affect people
Ernestine attended our very first meeting back in 1972. Watch the video of her explaining why she spent 50 years dedicated to improving the lives of everyone severely affected by mental illness. Ernestine Adams; 24 October 1931 - 13 June 2019Ernestine's story Ernestine's story
Susan credits the help she received from our Advice and Information Service as being life saving for her son. Read why Susan has decided to make a gift in her will.Susan's story Susan's story
Watch the inspiring video of Luke discussing with his dad the mental health problems he experienced as a teenager. Luke also talks about the help he received.Luke's story Luke's story
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When making a will your priority will be to provide for, and look after your loved ones. But many people also find that after they've done this they can leave something to a charity they hold close to their hearts. There are two main types of gift - a cash gift for a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.
Making a cash gift
"I give (insert amount) to Rethink Mental Illness (Registered Charity no. 271028), 89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP to be applied for its general purpose and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Rethink Mental Illness shall be a complete discharge to my executors."
Making a percentage gift
"I give (insert percentage) of my residuary estate to Rethink Mental Illness (Registered Charity no. 271028), 89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP to be applied for its general purpose and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Rethink Mental Illness shall be a complete discharge to my executors."