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Exploring Alcohol, Ethnicity and COVID-19

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What is the Exploring Alcohol, Ethnicity and COVID-19 study?

Queen Mary University of London are conducting research exploring attitudes to alcohol use and treatment within different ethnic groups. Together, South Asian groups make up the largest ethnic minority in the UK. We want to find out how people who identify as South Asian experience and understand alcohol use, their attitudes and preferences towards alcohol support, and the impact of COVID-19 on drinking behaviours and mental health. We want to hear the views of people experiencing alcohol-related problems. We also want to hear from those not experiencing alcohol-related problems/non drinkers, health professionals and faith leaders who work with these communities. We also want to speak with people who identify as White British to compare attitudes and experiences.

The study will help us better understand how to improve alcohol services and support for the diverse UK population. The study is taking place across East London and will invite people to take part.

The study is funded by Barts Health Charity and is based at Queen Mary’s University London.

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Are you experiencing alcohol-related problems?

We would like to speak with you if you:

Are experiencing alcohol-related problems  (or have previously)

Identify as British South Asian/ South Asian or White British ethnicity

Are aged 18 or over

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Do you belong to or work with a South Asian community?

We would like to speak with you if you:

Work with British South Asian groups in a faith or health professional role


Identify as British South Asian/ South Asian and do not experience alcohol-related problems


Are aged 18 or over

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