Psychology, Cognitive Performance and Mental Optimization
Welcome to Support The Workers, where the human brain is viewed as the ultimate frontier, ripe for exploration and optimization. Our mission? To pioneer advancements in cognitive performance, mental acuity, and overall brain health, thereby empowering individuals to maximize their potential. With science as our guide, we navigate the complexities of the mind and unravel the mysteries of our own consciousness.
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How We Help - Reviews
I found their resources particularly beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their unique blend of psychological insight and practical advice equipped me with the resilience and adaptability to navigate the challenging frontline work.
Support The Workers has been my go-to source for holistic brain health strategies. Their evidence-based approach to nootropics has helped me make informed choices for cognitive enhancement, which has significantly improved my work performance.
As a professional under high-stress conditions, the mindset development strategies offered by Support The Workers have been game-changing. They have aided in fostering a positive, resilient outlook, significantly enhancing my productivity and mental well-being.
Where We Started
The inception of Support The Workers occurred amidst the tumultuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic—a global crisis that tested our resilience, solidarity, and, above all, our understanding of human performance under extreme stress. Healthcare professionals worldwide faced the brunt of the crisis, working around the clock to manage the rising cases and preparing for the anticipated surges. The unprecedented challenges confronted by these frontline warriors underscored the importance of behavioural and psychological sciences in ensuring their safety, performance, and overall health.
We formed Support The Workers as an international collective composed of distinguished experts specializing in disaster response, crisis psychology, high-pressure decision-making, and human performance and health under conditions of extreme stress. In the face of the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis, our mission was clear and compelling: Develop a rapid, evidence-based training and support curriculum for staff providing psychosocial support to frontline workers in the UK.
Our initiative aimed particularly at psychologists within the National Health Service (NHS) and those called upon to reinforce their ranks. We recognized that to effectively navigate and thrive under such challenging conditions, these professionals needed to be equipped with up-to-date, evidence-based information on behavioural and psychological topics relevant to the pandemic.
To achieve this, we curated a compendium of materials that served as a comprehensive resource for NHS psychologists. But our vision extended beyond the UK, and we made these resources available for global access. Our goal was not only to support those in our immediate vicinity but also to provide assistance to professionals grappling with similar challenges across the globe.
It was from this crucible of global crisis and local response that Support The Workers emerged, our ethos rooted in the belief that behavioral and psychological science could fortify those on the frontlines of such trials. Today, we continue to advocate for this, bringing a scientific perspective to the field of human performance and health under extreme stress.
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Dr Nathan Smith ([email protected]), University of Manchester
To date, the collective has received support and contributions from the following people:
Dr John Sorensen, Salford Royal Hospital
Dr John MacDonald, Salford Royal Hospital
Professor Paul Dark, University of Manchester
Professor Emma Barrett, University of Manchester
Professor Neil Greenberg, Kings College London
Dr Victoria Williamson, Kings College London
Dr Sarah Ayash, University of Mainz
Professor Gloria Leon, University of Minnesota
Professor Marc Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Laura Healy, Nottingham Trent University
Professor Andy McCann, DNA Definitive
Professor Laurence Alison, University of Liverpool
Becky Stevens, Lancaster University
Dr Alexander Wolkow, Monash University
Dr Stephen Hearns, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Dr Mustafa Sarkar, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Thuy-vy Nguyen, Durham University
Dr Beth Clarkson, University of Portsmouth
Professor Lorraine Hope, University of Portsmouth
Dr Alistair Teager, Salford Care Organisation
Professor Steven Yule, Harvard Medical School
Professor Scott Tannenbaum, Group for Organisational Effectiveness
Ms Kirsten Fasey, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Tracey Sletten, Monash University
Dr Daniel Gucciardi, Curtin University
Liv Brown, University of Bath
Dr Martin Jones, University of Exeter
Lt Col Alan Ogle, US Air Force
Dr Sally Hilton, Nottingham Trent University