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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

London Marathon Success

Well done to DMWS Welfare Officer Justine Clayton who completed the virtual 2020 London Marathon. Justine braved the horrendous weather and despite being soaked and very cold at mile 3, she completed the race raising £200 for DMWS. Justine said “A lady who was walking her dog couldn’t belie... Read more

DMWS receives The National Lottery Community funding to support NHS department affected by Covid-19

DMWS has received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to support NHS Staff and hospital patients affected by Covid-19 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Emergency Department. We are delighted to receive this funding from the TNL Community Fund. It will allow us to support elde... Read more

Podcast: Healthcare challenges faced by veteran population

GP and RCGP Veterans Friendly Practice clinical champion, Brigadier (Retd) Robin Simpson is joined by DMWS Welfare Officer Ashley Winter and Dr Matthew Boulter to discuss the healthcare challenges faced by the veteran population in England and what the RCGP is doing to help practices to support thei... Read more

Book now for new DMWS Training courses 2020 / 2021

“Fantastic teaching and amazing content. I have learned more about behaviour over the last 2 days than I have in my other 43 years.” Attendee, 2019 Mental Health First Aid course The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is an external provider of expert Welfare, Resilience and Mental Heal... Read more

DMWS receives funding from Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust

Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust has awarded the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) a grant for the provision of medical welfare support to members of the Armed Forces community. We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding award which will help to continue to provide medic... Read more

DMWS awarded grant from AFCFT Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) with a continuation grant from the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. This funding will provide continued delivery of the Strategic Pathways project, so as to ensure support for organisations receivin... Read more