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The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for adult family members, and who found strength and comfort by sharing and supporting each other through such a unique challenge.

What sets this organisation apart is that we empower each member to seek support when they need it most, in ways that are helpful for them – whether that is via group meetings, ‘buddies’ or via our secret Facebook page.

Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them.

Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist, a veteran, or whether they have been officially diagnosed or not we will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.

Donations help to support groups and enable us to maintain links with organisations supporting injured service personnel and veterans and their families.

Donations ensure membership to The Ripple Pond remains free and accessible to all.

Please giftaid your donation so we can reclaim 25% extra at no additional cost to yourself.

The Ripple Pond provides avenues for self-help and support

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Latest News

TRAUMA: It’s Not Us, It’s The Others

by Major Nicholas Garland ©2018 Trauma affects people in many ways. It has an understood impact on the brain, which can sometimes result in PTSD.  This article is not about the sufferers of the trauma, specifically military attributed trauma, it is about those who...

Forces Wives Challenge for The Ripple Pond

The Ripple Pond are thrilled to announce a partnership with Forces Wives Challenge for Armed Forces Day 2018. Forces Wives Challenge is a 'network of wives and partners throughout the country who come together to seek adventure and create, organise and participate in...

The Ripple Pond Day at Tower of London

The Ripple Pond Team had an inspiring day at the Tower of London earlier this month, championing some of our strong wives and partners of (ex)Service Personnel. Co-Founder Julia Molony wished to highlight the work of Group Administrators who help provide members with...

**Job Alert ** – Group Development Officer

The Ripple Pond is a small Military charity that provides support for the adult family members of injured service personnel, veterans and reservists. We require an additional part time staff member (25 hrs per week) to complement our small team based in Aldershot. The...

5×5 with BeGlad Founder Polly Charnley

Polly set up BeGlad 'to bring you as many stories as possible of good coming out of bad and reasons to Be Glad. The fact of the matter is that bad things happen, life is not fair and we can't be happy all the time. However, if you practice stopping any negatives...

March 2018 Organisational Newsletter

Welcome to the first of our quarterly Organisational Newsletters. Since our Christmas message reflecting on 2017, we realised we had seen the busiest few weeks that The Ripple Pond has had. However, coming to the end of our first quarter we continue to see steady...

Christmas 2017 Organisational Review

From all of us at The Ripple Pond.... 2017 has seen The Ripple Pond grow through staff, events, membership but most importantly beneficiary access to increased local support nationwide. We are running more local peer-led groups where members are able to meet others...

5 Minutes x 5 Questions: Shoulder to Soldier

Each month we ask people who are either involved with The Ripple Pond or who we’ve met on our travels for an insight into what makes them tick, what inspired them and what they can bring to The Ripple Pond members. Linda Fisher set up Shoulder to Soldier to help...

February Bulletin – Family Support

The Ripple Pond February Bulletin highlights some nationwide organisations that can provide advice for UK Armed Forces families caring for injured partners, sons or daughters.


2017 Round Up

2017 has seen The Ripple Pond grow through staff, events, membership but most importantly beneficiary access to increased local support nationwide. We are running more local peer-led groups where members are able to meet others experiencing journeys not dissimilar to...

If you feel you are struggling or you feel isolated, often face-to-face meetings will enable you to share your story with others who have similar experiences. Different types of support are required at various times in our recovery.

These peer-led, self-help groups meet regularly with the main aim of providing a space to express feelings safely, in a non-judgemental environment, where everyone can be heard.
Meetings are held throughout the UK.

To access the channels of support available you need to first become a member, this is a very easy and quick process.
We are a charity so there is no financial charge to our members.

“This group is a godsend, people here really get the situation we are all in, it’s different for everyone but the feelings are the same, it helps you cope and feel supported in the daily challenge we all face”