A self-help support network for the adult family members
of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans

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

Uncomplicated. Confidential. Local. Judgement-Free

Latest News

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...
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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.

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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...
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The Ripple Pond Carol Service

The Ripple Pond are excited to be hosting their first Carol Service dedicated to families, friends and support networks who care for physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel, Veterans and Reservists. TICKETS ARE FREE for anyone to attend, inviting you to...
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The Ripple Pond Newsletter October 2017

View the latest news from The Ripple Pond Organisation Newsletter October 2017  
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5 Minutes x 5 Questions: Alasdair Sawday

5 Minutes x 5 Questions with Travel Writer Alastair Sawday Each month we’re asking 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 why. Whether we look back at our...
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5 Minutes x 5 Questions: PTSD Resolution Chairman, Anthony Gauvain

5 Minutes x 5 Questions with Anthony Gauvain, Co-founder and chairman of PTSD Resolution Each month we’re asking 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 why....
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5 Minutes x 5 Questions: Team Rubicon UK

5x5 with Dave ‘Tomo’ Thomas; A Team Rubicon UK 'Greyshirt'  Each month we’re asking 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 why. Last month we heard a talk by...
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Announcing The Ripple Pond’s New Website

We are excited to announce that we have given The Ripple Pond website a bit of a face-lift. The Ripple Pond  is dedicated to reaching out to adult family members and friends who are caring for veterans or serving personnel suffering a physical and/or emotional combat...
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Pick A Pledge Campaign

The Ripple Pond is asking its members, staff, trustees and patrons to join our Pick A Pledge Campaign. It is a simple campaign to highlight the physical and mental strength that we get from even small challenges and how The Ripple Pond gives strength to its members....
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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 throught 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”