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 people who do not drink alcohol or experience alcohol-related, 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.

Information for people experiencing alcohol-related problems

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Information for community figures

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Frequently asked questions

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