Supporting a serving member of the Armed Forces, or a veteran?
We’re here for you.
Our peer support service will connect you, virtually or face-to-face, with a network of Forces families, who’ll offer you genuine support and understanding.
We work alongside lots of other organisations and charities, and have a range of trusted parties that we can signpost you to for specific support.
Membership is completely free – just click the link below, complete the contact form, and one of our team will give you a call.
We’re an independent registered charity, and aren’t part of the military Chain of Command, your Unit Welfare Service or the MoD.
Our services are completely confidential.
The Ripple Pond was set up to help to reduce isolation and enable mutual support, to provide a community where members can receive a sense of belonging, connection and safety, and give trust and investment over time.
Click to find out more about what the charity has been up to and current relevant news, as well as any job or volunteer opportunites.
The Ripple Pond members kindly volunteer their time to help organise and facilitate our face to face group meetings. We also run a Volunteer Programme for Peer Mentors from both within our membership and outside. Both these roles receive basic training and on-going support from the team
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