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Author

Kara Mackenzie

Published

4th July 2022

Category
Funding
Mental Health

NIHR - Mental Health and wellbeing of workers in small medium enterprises (SMEs), gig economy and specific occupations

Which interventions, aimed at people working in SMEs, precarious job roles or in specific occupations, have the most impactful in securing mental health and wellbeing of the employees and how do we ensure that these interventions are cost-effective for the employers, business owner or host organisation?

Closing date:  29th November 2022

Research question - Which interventions, aimed at people working in SMEs, precarious job roles or in specific occupations, have the most impactful in securing mental health and wellbeing of the employees and how do we ensure that these interventions are cost-effective for the employers, business owner or host organisation?

The PHR Programme recognises that this call is broad and invites researchers to be targeted in their research area. Suggested research areas of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Evaluations of interventions to protect and promote mental health and wellbeing in workers in SMEs, family businesses (for example local shops), precarious work, self-employed or other specific occupation groups outside larger organisations, which may be defined by gender, age, ethnicity, and/or other factor(s).
  • Evaluations of interventions that can reach SME employers and/or precarious workers. The PHR programme is particularly interested in the cost-effectiveness of interventions for SME employers and/or for host organisations (for example host platforms for the gig-economy workers).
  • Evaluations of interventions that can reach micro business owners and family businesses in minority groups.
  • Evaluations of interventions developed for other types of employment for which the impacts on employees of SMEs and precarious workers are unknown (for example occupation health programmes aimed at NHS workers).
  • Research examining the effects of employment policies and programmes on the quality of life of SME employees and/or precarious workers.
  • Investigations of interventions focused on removing barriers for assessing work-based mental health support.
  • The impact of interventions on different population groups defined by factors such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity or national statistics socio-economic classification (NS-SEC) group.
  • Secondary research (evidence synthesis) is also of interest.

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