Providing peer support to those who are supporting British service personnel and veterans who are living with a physical injury or mental illness.

The Ripple Pond is a charity that provides confidential peer-to-peer support alongside a community where you can feel a sense of belonging and connection.

Our peer support service puts you in touch face-to-face, or virtually, with others in similar situations to give and receive genuine support and understanding.

The Ripple Pond has strong links with many other organisations and will carefully signpost members for other specific support as and when needed.

Membership is free, and the joining process is very simple; click on the link below to complete the contact form and one of the team will give you a call.  

Please note we are not part of the military chain of command and members join independently to the person they are supporting.

We recognise that supporting a loved one can be very challenging, the service we provide could help you to;

Reduce feelings of isolation

Juggle a multitude of competing demands on your time.

Become more resilient and effective.

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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Get Support

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

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

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...
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...

Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

Amy and Joe have been living with Joe’s PTSD for many years. They try to re-enforce the positives and ignore the negatives, working hard together, which at times is not easy. Their message is simple:as bad as this illness is, with determination and support, we can...

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
Mandora House
Louise Margaret Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 2PW

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