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The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for the loved ones supporting the service people and veterans, 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 private 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.

Enabling loved ones of the Armed Forces community to access the

help they deserve

Amy takes on ‘The Wall’
One of our fabulous members is completing their first ultra-marathon ‘The Wall’ in June - this is a 70-mile run across the length of Hadrian’s wall – she has decided to raise money for The Ripple Pond, which we are extremely grateful for. At The Ripple Pond we enable...
Farewell Julia Molony
Sadly, Julia Molony has decided to step down as Patron of The Ripple Pond, a charity she was instrumental in creating in 2015. Her legacy will however always underpin how we support the loved ones of the Armed Forces community. Best wishes Julia, and thank you!
Farewell to Wullie Ritchie
Handover of Director Today The Ripple Pond said a fond farewell to Wullie Ritchie as Director and welcomed Nigel Bedford as his replacement. Wullie was at the helm of The Ripple Pond for three years and helped steer and grow the charity from its early days to the...
Impact Report 2018-2019
The Ripple Pond's first Impact Report lets us communicate the difference we have made in the past year to our beneficiaries. A big thank you to all our supporters this year. Download
Defence Committee states that military families need mental health support
Report out from UK House of Commons Defence Committee states that "The Ministry of Defence in conjunction with the health dept should place a greater focus on service and veterans families as part of the mental health care provision" "We also...
The Ripple Pond Study
One of our members is undertaking a study through Exeter University to understand The Ripple Pond member’s experiences of using the charity as a peer support organisation. The overall aim of the study is to contribute towards optimising the provision of support...
The Ripple Pond – Nominated for a Soldiering on Award
We are thrilled that The Ripple Pond has been announced as a Soldiering on Awards finalist in the Family Values award category. This is a result of so much hard work by the team both past and present along with the fantastic and ongoing support from our members and...
The Ripple Pond Awarded Over £24,000 by The Soldiers Charity
The Ripple Pond have been awarded over £24,000 to aid the families and friends of wounded soldiers ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity has awarded a grant of £24,598 to The Ripple Pond, a charity that assists the families and friends of wounded service...
Be Part of the Future of Veteran’s Support
Looking ahead to the next ten years, the UK Government Strategy for Our Veterans sets the intent for delivery of public services to Veterans across the UK. The consultations that will follow this publication will use the best ideas to establish how to make this...

Thank you to all of you for all your hard work running the Ripple Pond; I have found it invaluable in that i have made some wonderful friends that have given much support, understanding- and some light relief in  difficult times…”