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Gift in Wills

Why you should have a Will

Planning your Will correctly, to ensure your wishes are carried out is one of the most important things you can do to protect and support your loved ones, friends, and your favourite charities.

If you were to pass away without a valid Will, your wishes of how your estate is distributed may be subject to a court ruling. This may cause unnecessary stress to your loved ones at a time that is already very stressful.

A valid and/or legally binding Will is the only way you can be sure your affairs will be managed as you would prefer.

How to include Men’s Mental Health Foundation in your Will

Including a gift to Men’s Mental Health Foundation in your Will is very easy and will make an impact on generations of Victorians to come.

The next time you are updating your Will, or writing your first Will, you can simply ask your solicitor to include the Men’s Mental Health Foundation.

We recommend updating your Will every few years or when your personal situation changes e.g., if you marry, divorce, have children, buy property, or if an intended beneficiary or executor dies.

Whatever your circumstances, we recommend that you see a solicitor when writing or updating your Will to ensure your wishes will be fulfilled.

What to consider

If you choose to include a gift to Men’s Mental Health Foundation in your Will, we recommend that you do so after first making provision for family and loved ones.

There are a few steps you can take to simplify the process:

  • Make a list of everything you own – your assets
    This will include all your property, investments, shares, cash as well as any debts. From this you can calculate the value of your estate. Please find a Will planner here to help you record all your assets and their values.
  • Decide who you would like to benefit from your estate – your beneficiaries
    This could include members of your family, loved ones or charities that you want to support in your Will.
  • Decide who will administer your Will – your executor(s)
    An Executor is the person, or persons, responsible for administering your Will. The executor of your Will is responsible for making sure your wishes are carried out. Make sure you speak to them first before giving them this responsibility so that they understand what will be required of them.

Wording your Will

For personal advice, we suggest you speak with your attorney. Or if you wish, KPA Lawyers at 37 Melrose Street, Sandringham Vic 3191 on 03 9599 8800 can assist. Speak with either Ray or Emily Purcell, their gifts and wills legal team advisors.

A set amount

You can leave a set amount for a specific sum of money. If you would like a gift of money to keep its value over the years, it is a sensible idea to ask your solicitor to index-link it.

Want to learn more?

For personal advice, we suggest you speak with your attorney. Or if you wish, KPA Lawyers at 37 Melrose Street, Sandringham Vic 3191 on 03 9599 8800 can assist. Speak with either Ray or Emily Purcell, their gifts and wills legal team advisors.

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Information for solicitors and executors

When drafting a Will that includes a gift to Men’s Mental Health Foundation, please ensure the following details are included.

  • Legal Name: Men’s Mental Health Foundation
  • ABN: 39 656 693 720
  • Address: Suite 4, 23 – 25 Melrose St, Sandringham VIC 3191
  • Or email: info@mmhf.org.au
Sending information to Men’s Mental Health Foundation

Sending information to Men’s Mental Health Foundation Information can be sent to the Men’s Mental Health Foundation, please ensure the following details are included.

  • Legal Name: Men’s Mental Health Foundation
  • ABN: 39 656 693 720
  • Address: Suite 4, 23 – 25 Melrose St, Sandringham VIC 3191
  • Or email: info@mmhf.org.au
Information required by Men’s Mental Health Foundation when processing an estate

If you are administering an estate that includes a gift to Men’s Mental Health Foundation, please notify our Estates Coordinator on the above email as early as possible with the following:

  • Deceased full name and last address
  • Date of death
  • Grant of Probate or a copy of the final Will

Questions and Answers

The act of bequeathing something (to give or leave by will).

A legal declaration of a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death.
A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
Any gift that you include in your Will – big or small (even just 1% of your estate) – will help build a better future to prevent mens suicide and improve their mental health Men’s Mental Health Foundation believes that you should provide for your loved ones first. After that, there are many ways that you can include a gift in your Will (bequest). Here are five ways people include gifts to Men’s Mental Health Foundation in their Wills:

      • Residuary gift
        A residuary gift is a portion of your estate, or the balance remaining after loved ones and expenses are provided for.
        This type of gift reflects your intention at the time you draw up your Will and should not decrease in value over time, as it automatically adjusts to changes in the value of your estate.
      • Percentage gift
        A percentage gift is a nominated percentage of your whole estate. This type of gift will adjust its value over time as the value of your estate changes.
      • Whole of estate
        You can choose to leave your entire estate to Mens Mental Health Foundation.

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What is a Significant Item

A Significant Item of value is usually considered to be shares or real estate or specific items or belongings of high value.

You can gift significant items to the Men’s Mental Health Foundation by simply contacting your personal lawyer and advice the significant items you wish to be gifted.

Want to learn more?

Leaving a Significant Item isn’t as difficult as you might think. However, if have any questions or would like to talk to someone about it, you can reach our Gifts in Wills Legal Team advisors Ray or Emily Purcell by calling them at

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Information for solicitors and executors

When drafting a Will that includes a gift to Men’s Mental Health Foundation, please ensure the following details are included.

  • Legal Name: Men’s Mental Health Foundation
  • ABN: 39 656 693 720
  • Address: Suite 4, 23 – 25 Melrose St, Sandringham VIC 3191
  • Or email: info@mmhf.org.au