There is a new Welfare Officer at Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) who is offering help to any staff members of the Leeds health and care sector who may need support during stressful and uncertain times.

The new welfare officer role can provide high-quality emotional and practical support for a range of reasons, including:

  • Healthcare concerns
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Feelings of loneliness / isolation
  • Money or housing worries
  • Drug or alcohol issues
  • Family problems

By working with service users on a one-to-one basis, the welfare officer will seek to find solutions to individual needs to support with early intervention and increase long-term positive impact.

To request a referral form please email or call Dreda Dowd on

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07393265749

Please note that the referral form must be completed alongside your line manager.