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DMWS delivers a new Welfare Support Programme Service to all 43 police forces in England & Wales

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is providing a new Welfare Support Programme (WSP) to all subscribing police federation (PFEW) members across England and Wales. The scheme complements services already available to officers. The bespoke service offers a wide range of welfare support including... Read more

Qigong ‘the new yoga’ offered to veterans across Cumbria via DMWS

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) are excited to offer Qigong sessions to veterans across Cumbria along side the welfare service DMWS provides. Qigong, labelled the ‘new yoga’ is an ancient practice with heaps of rewards including helping with physical and mental well-being. This is... Read more

5,500 individuals supported during three-year partnership between Defence Medical Welfare Service and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

5,500 individuals supported during three-year partnership between the Defence Medical Welfare Service and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity The end of March marks the culmination of a three-year partnership between the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The two have wo... Read more

DMWS sets up crafting & companionship for isolated veterans in Wiltshire

The crafting & companionship group for female veterans in Lyneham & surrounding areas in Wiltshire was set up by DMWS and is lead by Welfare Officer Julie Ponton. The successful and growing project is funded by The Armed Forces Positive Pathways pathways programme which funds activities that... Read more

DMWS supports Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

The welfare officer from DMWS gave me confidence that should I be required to have an extended stay in hospital that my family could be supported and cared for. It’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 and at DMWS we continually support families of our service users. Some of our welfare o... Read more

“Michael from DMWS looks out for veterans in the Borders” highlights the Southern Reporter

Michael a veteran himself says, “I am determined to continue assisting other veterans, no matter what age they are, to access the services that they vitally need, but may not know they are eligible for. I help by acting as a bridge so that the medical professionals can better understand vetera... Read more

Scotland’s First Minister thanks Defence Medical Welfare Service calling new mental health service for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde “A Shining Example”

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon calls new mental health service at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Vale of Leven Hospital “A Shining Example” and thanked all those involved including Defence Medical Welfare Service. MSP Maurice Corry, chair of the cross-party Veterans Co... Read more

Impact Report 2020

We are delighted to share with you our latest impact report. We invite you to read about how we continue to make a difference to the people and organisations who use our vital service. Please click on the image to view: Read more

Help at the hospital bedside, and beyond: Meet the DMWS team in Scotland.

We are delighted to feature in the first The Unforgotten Forces produced by Age UK Scotland.  In edition 1 you’ll find an interview with Dereck Hardman, founder of the Armed Forces and Veterans’ Breakfast Club movement, stories about Unforgotten Forces partners including us, DMWS along with Com... Read more

DMWS pays tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Day 2020

Staff from DMWS and veterans they have supported pay tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Day by reading the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. — Ends — Notes to Editors: About Defence Medical Welfare Service The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DM... Read more