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It is estimated that there are almost 3 million Armed Forces veterans in the UK. For many veterans, the transition to civilian life can be fraught with difficulties. Temptations to engage in risky behaviours, such as excessive forms of gambling, may start out innocent enough but can soon spiral out of control.

 The main aim of the UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling Study is to assess gambling behaviour and mental health in veterans and non-veterans. This is the first ever, four-nation, UK-wide survey of the prevalence of gambling related problems in ex-Service personnel recruited from clinical and community settings.

The UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling Study is supported by funding from Forces in Mind Trust and GambleAware.

If you would like to know more about the study or if you are keen to be involved, then please contact us via one of the confidential options below.

Research Assistants: Tori Miles MSc. Email

PhD Researcher: Glen Dighton MSc.

Follow us on Twitter: @VeteransGamUK

Telephone: 01792 513776

Principal Investigator: Professor Simon Dymond

Co-Investigators: Matt Fossey (Anglia Ruskin University), Lee Hogan (Bangor University), Neil Kitchiner (Veterans’ NHS Wales), Robert Rogers (Bangor University), Cherie Armour (Ulster University), Justyn Larcombe (EPIC Risk Management), and Liv Kosnes (Swansea Centre for Health Economics).

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