A gift in your will

Leaving a bequest is a wonderful way to contribute towards our work to create a society where everyone can flourish.
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Almost half of New Zealanders will experience mental distress in their lifetime. By leaving a bequest to the Mental Health Foundation you will make a lasting impact to the work we do to improve the mental wellbeing of all New Zealanders. Your legacy gift will help create a future free from discrimination where communities are equipped to support each other through tough times.

We encourage you to discuss your plans with whānau and speak with a lawyer to seek advice if you are considering leaving a bequest.

Choosing your bequest

You may choose to bequest any of the following:

  • A dollar value.
  • A percentage of your estate.
  • A residual gift, meaning you can leave the balance of your estate.

Suggested wording

Our suggested wording to use in your will is as follows.
I give to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (CC11140)
xx% share of my residuary estate 
[or] the sum of $xx [or] the following property or assets [insert here]
for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive of the Foundation or other proper officer shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustee.

Contact us

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the Mental Health Foundation and have any questions or need assistance please contact our fundraising manager Joanne Luxton who will be able to help. Phone 09 623 4810 or email joanne.luxton@mentalhealth.org.nz.