URP 2019-20 (Pump Priming) Managing mental health in small workplaces: foundational evidence and proof of concept

Project: Research project (funded)Internal pump-priming

Project Details


Award amount: £14,806.81

Layman's description

Mental health problems are among the leading causes of work-related illness and sickness absence. Yet, as workplace mental health has risen up political agendas, the voice of small business is notably absent. In-depth interviews with small business owner-managers will provide foundational evidence on issues and management of mental health problems within small businesses, identifying whether concepts and understandings developed on large organisations apply to resource-constrained smaller businesses. The research will be of significance to policymakers and small business owners, and will form the basis for a scaled-up national study to develop this under-researched topic.
Short titleMental Health in Small Businesses
Effective start/end date1/08/1931/07/20


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Mental Health
  • Small Business
  • Management
  • Employment