Supporting adult family members of physically or psychologically injured British Armed Forces personnel and veterans.

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.

We know how challenging it can be to support a loved one who’s struggling, and we want to help.

By joining our peer support network, you’ll be immersing yourself in a community of people who’ve felt exactly how you’re feeling right now. No more having to explain yourself… we all just get it.

That level of understanding can have a positive impact in so many ways:

Reduced feelings of isolation

Building your confidence and self-esteem

Become more resilient

Build confidence and self-esteem

Find practical solutions to day-to-day problems.

Create a sense of well-being which in turn contributes to a more positive state of mental health.

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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.

News

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. 

Give Support

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

Member Stories

To share your story, please email the team on: becky.crichton@theripplepond.org

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

I remember vividly receiving the phone call from the psychologist confirming my husband’s diagnosis of PTSD. It was on the day of our daughter’s funeral.  The pregnancy that had ended too soon resulted in the child we’d never fully know, and who’d never breathe in...

Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

As many people know, as it is not a conversation I shy away from, my fantastic hubby was diagnosed with PTSD in 2011 after his last tour of Afghanistan. The run up to and post diagnosis was a particularly difficult transition as we were in our early 20s and our lives...

Cindy’s Story

Cindy’s Story

I stumbled upon The Ripple Pond at a time when I desperately needed help and support living with my husband with PTSD. His illness had got so bad that I was at the end of my tether, trying to juggle being a good Mum and keeping myself healthy so that I could be the...

Caron Sanders-Crook | Behind the Smiles

Caron Sanders-Crook | Behind the Smiles Caron Sanders-Crook, author of Behind the Smiles, joined us to talk about her husband’s PTSD which lead to her writing a book about her experiences. Throughout her book Caron shares real life accounts, tips and strategies that...

Sarah’s Story

I remember vividly receiving the phone call from the psychologist confirming my husband’s diagnosis of PTSD. It was on the day of our daughter’s funeral.  The pregnancy that had ended too soon resulted in the child we’d never fully know, and who’d never breathe in...

The Ripple Pond is not a crisis organisation.
If you need urgent help please call


Emergency services: 999
Samaritans: 116 123
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

A UK wide Self help support network for the adult family members of British Service Personnel and Veterans.
help@theripplepond.org
Telephone 0333 900 1028

 

Registered Charity Number 1161224 | Scottish Charity Number SC046402

The Ripple Pond
99 Western Road,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN7 1RS

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