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 the community.
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, please contact us via one of the confidential options below.
Research Assistants: Dr Glen Dighton, Katie Wood MSc, Dr Seb Whiteford
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