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Lifestyle and Recreation Survey


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Public Health Services have commissioned researchers from Liverpool John Moores University to conduct a survey which aims to look at people's recreation activities, including gambling participation and attitudes to gambling.

The study is open to residents of Guernsey, aged 16 years or over.

Households have been randomly selected to take part. If you have received an invitation, we ask that the person living at that address, who has the next birthday, is aged 16 or over, and is resident in Guernsey, Herm or Jethou completes the survey.

Please click here for the online version and contact Public Health Services for a paper copy on 01481 707311.

This survey closed on 30 November 2019 and the results will be available next year.

  • Do I have to take part?

    • No. Participation is voluntary. It is up to you to decide whether you would like to take part. You are free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. You do not have to answer all the questions if you do not want to. After you have completed the survey however you will not be able to withdraw your information from the study as the survey is anonymous and we will not be able to identify which answers are yours.  
  • What is the survey about?

    • The survey asks some general questions about you including your age and gender. Then it will ask some questions about your lifestyle, such as fruit and vegetable consumption and how much alcohol you drink, if any. You will then be asked some questions about your gambling, your family's gambling behaviour and your attitudes towards gambling. You do not have to have ever gambled to take part in this survey, we are interested in the views of both those who have and have not previously gambled.
  • Are there any risks / benefits involved?

    • There are no direct benefits or risks for taking part in the study. The information you provide however will be used by the Health and Social Care Committee to identify levels of need across Guernsey and may be used in the future to inform policy and service provision.
  • Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

    • Yes. We take confidentiality very seriously. No names will be recorded and your information will be grouped with others in a way that does not identify individuals.
  • Who is organising and funding/commissioning the study?

    • This study is organised by Liverpool John Moores University and commissioned by the Public Health Services, a department of the Health and Social Care Committee, States of Guernsey. The research team or commissioners have no conflict of interest.
  • Who has reviewed this study?

    • This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee (Reference number: 19/PHI/044).
  • What if something goes wrong?

    • If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please contact one of the project coordinators who will do their best to answer your query. The researcher should acknowledge your concern within 10 working days and give you an indication of how they intend to deal with it. If you wish to make a complaint, please contact the chair of the Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee ( and your communication will be re-directed to an independent person as appropriate.
  • Data Protection Notice

    • The data controller for this study will be Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The LJMU Data Protection Office provides oversight of LJMU activities involving the processing of personal data, and can be contacted at This means that they are responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. LJMU's Data Protection Officer can also be contacted at
    • The University will process your personal data for the purpose of research.  Research is a task that we perform in the public interest. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained.
    • You can find out more about how we use your information by contacting If you are concerned about how your personal data is being processed, please contact LJMU in the first instance at If you remain unsatisfied, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
    • Contact details, and details of data subject rights, are available on the ICO website at:
  • Contact Details

    • If you have questions or would like to discuss the study, please contact the project coordinator or lead investigators using the information detailed below:
      • Project Co-ordinator, Nadia Butler: Researcher, PHI, Liverpool John Moores University - / 0151 231 4148
      • Lead investigator, Dr Zara Quigg: Reader in Behavioural Epidemiology, PHI, Liverpool John Moores University - / 0151 231 4513
      • Public Health Services, Guernsey: Yvonne Le Page, Public Health Business Manager - / 01481 707311

If you would like to receive an email and/or text notification when the next survey becomes available (or you wish to stop receiving those notifications), please log in or register here.

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