The UK Armed Forces Veterans’ Health and Gambling Study is the first UK-wide survey of gambling participation among ex-service personnel. The survey explores gambling attitudes and behaviour, healthcare use, and physical and mental health in veterans and non-veterans.

It takes no longer than 40 minutes to complete and you will receive a Ј20 shopping voucher as a thank you for taking part. If you are an Armed Forces veteran or non-veteran (i.e., civilian), over 18 years old, and currently live in the UK, then we’d love to hear from you!  To take part, or for more information, please visit 

Get in touch with Ara

Ara’s confidential 1:1 counselling with trained experts are here to help. We ask you to complete a short assessment and you will then be referred to telephone or in-person sessions. These can be arranged during the day and in the evenings to fit around your work schedule.

Our most important message is people suffering gambling harms are not alone.

There are an estimated 30,000 people with experiencing disordered gambling in Wales alone.

This doesn’t include those at risk of developing harm, or the average of 7 affected others who also experience harms from another’s gambling. We provide services in the regions of Wales, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cornwall and Somerset.

Please get in touch via our Get Support page or give us a call on 0330 1340 286

What support is on offer?

We have a range of interventions on offer, but our most important one is to listen.

  • Welsh and English language counsellors and materials are available
  • Self-exclusion tools and toolkits that help people re-evaluate their relationship with gambling

Emergency help

Are you struggling with gambling outside of office hours and need someone to talk to straight away?

The National Gambling Helpline operates 24 hours a day on 0808 8020 133

This is run by our partners at GamCare.