Support for Hampshire Forces Families Coping with Combat Injuries
Aldershot, Hampshire: The Ripple Pond is thrilled to announce the release of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. This will be used to highlight, support and engage with local Hampshire military families.
The Ripple Pond is a self-help support network for adult family members and friends of the physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans. Through group meetings, a buddy system and a secret forum we provide a non-judgmental and confidential outlet to meet others coping with similar experiences. We are finding that caring for loved ones leaves many vulnerable to potential secondary trauma themselves – anxiety, stress, loneliness…
“Thank you so much for getting back to me. I can’t tell you how good it feels to not feel like I’m the last person in the world….I’m just so exhausted with it all” Anon Ripple Pond Beneficiary
We are seeing a monthly increase to our helpdesk so with recently granted Armed Forces Covenant Funding we are moving the spotlight on to the wider family picture.
Several outreach projects and campaigns will be released later this month.
A self-help support network for the adult members of the physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel or Veterans
Charity Number: 1161224 Scottish Charity Number: SCO46402