How we help

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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.

What we do

DMWS has been providing a medical welfare service since 1943. We help patients when their medical needs are being met but when other issues, problems or social influences may be distracting them from their recovery. We provide practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of injury or illness alone.


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Support to organisations

Apart from the obvious benefits to patients and their families, working with DMWS provides wider advantages to linked organisations and health care providers involved in the individual’s clinical care pathway.


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Charity Film Awards 2018


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Support us

DMWS is immensely grateful to everyone who supports us. Whether making an individual or corporate donation; no matter how large or small, it all contributes to our work in supporting those who put their life at risk to serve our country.


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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

  • Paul Gaffney appointed as new CEO

    DMWS has appointed Paul Gaffney as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 December 2017. He takes over from Nicky Murdoch MBE, who will take on the Charity's new role as Strategic Relations Director, following 6 successful years as CEO. Read more

  • DMWS Training meets with MHFA England

    DMWS Training met with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to discuss past and future partnership in delivering MHFA courses to empower people to care for themselves and others. Read more

  • Memorandum of Understanding to serve military community

    DMWS and Veterans First Point signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim to improve collaboration between the two organisations and to better serve the Military community in Scotland. Read more