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… Holistic… Local… Pro-active

Latest News

Newsletter 17th June

COBSEO We are now COBSEO accredited. Cobseo, the Confederation of Service Charities, is there to represent, promote and highlight the interests of the Armed Forces Community It allows The Ripple Pond to collaborate through training, forums and events to further the...

A Difficult Time of Year

It’s a difficult time of year for those who have Served or are serving in the Armed Forces with PTSD. The seasons are changing, the clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling and the nights are darker than ever.  For many of us the coming and going of the seasons...

Wates Giving Spring Newsletter

Ripple Pond Supporter, Wates Giving, Spring Newsletter 2016 Please click on the logo to access the Spring 2016 edition of the Wates Giving...

Going Dry – A Sponsored Event

A supporter of The Ripple Pond has chosen to ‘Go Dry’ for 3 Months to raise essential funds. Many of us enjoy a glass of wine on a Friday evening or a beer down the local with friends on a Saturday.  Even more so when the summer months bring balls and parties, BBQ’s...

Vodafone Community Connection Award

A donation of £1000 has been kindly made by the Vodafone Community Connection Award to The Ripple Pond. The Vodafone Community Connection Award is a monthly award given to deserving charities and organisations who make a positive impact on the local area. In June,...

3 Peaks – Mission Complete!

On Saturday 25th June our amazing team of hikers undertook the 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Peak and Mount Snowden in less than 24 hours.   With the beautiful British weather at its best the previous week, the team left the ‘go’ call to the last...

Not Long Now! 3 Peaks

Not long now until our intrepid adventurers undertake their mountainous task of scaling the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. Dr Nick Caddick and the team, Ross Carswell, Eddie Robinson and Simon Marlow have been out training in all weathers, readying...

The Ripple Pond to reach Scotland with the Support of Poppy Scotland

1st February 2016 Leigh James Thanks to Poppyscotland funding, a confidential support network will be introduced in Scotland to help family members of physically or emotionally injured Service people and veterans. The Ripple Pond runs peer-led, self-help groups across...

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”

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