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A gift in your Will, no matter how small, can make a lasting difference to someone experiencing mental health issues. 

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In Memory Giving

Losing someone close to you can leave you feeling lost and alone – and it’s only natural to want to remember them and celebrate their life. Sharing experiences, happy memories, stories and a common purpose with family and friends is a lovely way to keep their memory alive, whilst also bringing you some comfort at a difficult time.

Giving to Dorset Mind in honour of a loved one is a great way to continue their story, as well as helping us support future generations’ mental health.

‘In Memory Giving’ is a personal experience. Dorset Mind is here to support you to choose the best way to remember your loved ones.

Dorset Mind is here to fully support you in honouring and remembering your loved one, if this is something you would like to consider, then please contact Marie for a chat on the button below.

Remember a loved one by:

Collecting donations at a funeral can help Dorset Mind make a lasting difference.
You might choose to do this by asking for donations instead of flowers. You could also hold a collection at a celebration of life service or memorial event.
To help connect friends and family unable to attend the funeral, you may wish to invite them to make a donation by creating an online memoriam page.

You may choose to set up a regular donation in honour of your loved one.
Supporting others it is a way of helping their memory live on.
It also helps us plan for the future.

An online tribute page is a wonderful way to share special memories, photographs, stories and even videos about your loved ones.
Family, friends and colleagues can support a tribute page by making donations, bringing everyone’s support together in one place.
You can set up a personalised tribute fund quickly and easily using Just Giving.

You may choose to organise an event, perhaps to celebrate a special date or anniversary which was significant in the life of your loved one.

This could become an opportunity to remember them every year by making it an annual event – to which you could invite your loved one’s friends, family and colleagues.

Take a look at our Fundraising page for more inspiration.

Did your loved one enjoy walking? Or did they take part in extreme activities such as skydiving?
Organising or participating in a challenge can be a great way to honour their memory – and can bring family and friends together.
We can also support companies to remember their colleagues.
We have a list of organised challenges (individual and team challenges) and events that might inspire you. If you have a different activity in mind, please contact us and we will support you to help you make it happen. Download our fundraising pack to find out more.

Why choose Dorset Mind to leave your legacy?

Dorset Mind is a self-funded local charity that helps people in Dorset experiencing mental health problems access the vital support they need. The charity is at the very heart of our communities shaping futures, changing and in some cases literally saving lives. There are approximately 132,000 residents of Dorset currently diagnosed with a mental health condition. And 44% of young people surveyed across the county recently felt they need more help with their mental health.

And worryingly, this number is predicted to continue rising. 

We hope you will consider supporting Dorset Mind. A gift in your will, large or small, will help enable us to support people in our local communities.

Dorset Mind was established in 1946. We have provided sustainable mental health services for people of all ages for over 70 years. Our longevity will ensure your gift will help to provide support for many years to come.

We support a diverse range of communities countywide, comprising people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Your donation will help people in Dorset that need support with their mental health challenges.

If you’ve already decided to leave us a gift in your will, we’d love to know so we can thank you personally.

Please call Marie on 01202 091183, or completing our contact form and selecting ‘Legacies’.

The Law Society offers a comprehensive overview on how to make a will and can help you find a local solicitor – just click on the link.

If you’d like to know more, please register your interest here.

When leaving a legacy gift to us please give your solicitor the following information:
Charity name:   Dorset Mind
Registered charity number:  1108168

We understand that your Will is a personal matter.  However, if you do leave us a legacy, please consider letting us know about this as it helps our future planning.  It also means we can express our thanks to you and discuss any wishes you may have about your legacy.  We would treat any discussions confidentially.

Thank you for considering supporting us.

Access bereavement support

We understand that grief can be difficult and extremely stressful. How people react to a loss is a very individual process. In most cases, grief is not a mental health problem itself. It is absolutely normal that grief places strain on our everyday lives and it can take a long time to adapt to life after a loss. We hold a lot of resources which could help support you at this time.

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