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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Training

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Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the Armed Forces community. It enables businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.

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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

  • Team DMWS did it the Great Glen Way

    A DMWS Welfare Officer, Emma Gration put her best paddle forward to take in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery to complete the Great Glen Canoe Trail, raising funds for charity. Read more

  • Former Lieutenant Commander speaks about DMWS support

    Matt Kiernan speaks about his experience of working with DMWS in his role as the Senior Nursing Officer for Mental Health in the Royal Navy as well as receiving support when he was critically ill. Read more

  • DMWS proud winner of the Soldiering On Award 2018

    DMWS has been awarded this year’s Soldiering on Award in the International Award category recognising the Charity's support to the Armed Forces community in the UK and abroad. Read more