• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Families in Recovery

Soldiers saying goodbye to their families on an airfield

Jason Fox speaks to the families of injured Armed Forces personnel about their loved ones’ recoveries, highlighting what it's like to support, witness and be a part of the process. 

Our Road to Recovery exhibition examines the challenging journeys taken by soldiers who have suffered a life-changing physical or mental injury. In this event, we hear from families whose role in the recovery process is often overlooked.

Families and loved ones have always been there caring for the wounded, but rarely hold a presence in our museums, our history books or, even now, in the media. This event is about changing that narrative and ensuring that families not only hold a place in our consciousness, but have an opportunity to leave the legacy their support warrants.

Jason Fox will lead an open conversation exploring the reality of recovery with members of The Ripple Pond community. Their raw and honest stories will reveal some of the frustrations, tears, laughter and pitfalls they’ve encountered, as well as the lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

About The Ripple Pond

The Ripple Pond is the only registered charity exclusively supporting the adult family members of physically and psychologically injured British Armed Forces personnel and veterans. It provides peer-led support both across the UK and abroad. Services are delivered in both group and individual settings.

About Jason Fox 

Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and sergeant in the elite Special Boat Service. He was medically discharged from the military in 2012 due to mental health issues, after fighting in some of the world's most dangerous territories. He is now a broadcaster and author of Sunday Times bestselling books ‘Battle Scars’ and ‘Life Under Fire’.

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