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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

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 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

DMWS is awarded £41,436 from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has awarded DMWS £41,436 to increase the support provided by the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS) during Covid-19. The funding will help 430 serving personnel, veterans and their families. The ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare s... Read more

Salute Our Forces!

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.  Armed Forces Day is a special day and this year, despite the current situation, we celebrate and thank our Arm... Read more

Irwin Mitchell Shines a Light on the Defence Medical Welfare Service

During Armed Forces Week charity partner Irwin Mitchell shine a light on the Defence Medical Welfare Service in an interview with Andrew Buckham, Partner in the Irwin Mitchell legal team and a Trustee at DMWS.  “The DMWS is such a key part of the military and... Read more