Our Mission

To provide a high-quality medical welfare service to those who serve the nation and the community when they are in the patient care pathway, in order to deliver capability and productivity.

How we help

Armed Forces Covenant

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over 1 million

patients and families supported by DMWS since 1943

1/4 million

pounds saved by the NHS with just two DMWS projects

70 million

days are lost each year to mental health illness each year

Latest News

  • The Gosling Foundation award DMWS funding to support the National Response Service

    The Gosling Foundation has generously awarded DMWS a grant of £9,000 to support the continuation and development of our National Response Service (NRS). More commonly known as our ‘helpline’, the National Response Service provides a phone-based welfare service to people receiving treatment in a... Read more

  • The Valentine Charitable Trust award DMWS £10,000 to provide support to Armed Forces Carers

    DMWS has been awarded £10,000 by the Valentine Charitable Trust to support a new project focusing on providing support to Armed Forces Carers in Dorset. In collaboration with PramaLife, DMWS will provide specialist welfare services to carers in order to improve the overall wellbeing of those caring... Read more

  • Justine Clayton: Soldiering On Awards 2022 Finalist

    DMWS Welfare Officer, Justine Clayton is one of the shortlisted finalists for the Family Values Award at this year’s Soldiering on Awards. Justine works under the Sustaining Communities Project in Somerset, a project which is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and delivered by DMWS. Ju... Read more

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DMWS is an elected member of the Cobseo Executive Committee 

Cobseo is the Confederation of Service Charities which represents the needs of the whole serving and veterans community.