Mary Ann Baynton

Mary Ann Bayton

Program Director
Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

Mary Ann Bayton is the Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. Mary Ann works with employers, organizations, unions, teams, and associations who wish to improve, address or resolve workplace issues related to individual or organizational mental health issues. As a workplace relations specialist, she helps resolve issues for individuals, teams and organizations including those involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns. She focuses on helping people get unstuck, move beyond problems, reclaim dignity, preserve civility, restore productivity, and improve working lives.

Mary Ann has served as co-chair of the Technical Committee for the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee, and a member of the Employment Standards Committee for the AODA. She is the author of several books including Mindful Manager, Keeping Well at Work, Preventing Workplace Meltdown, Resolving Workplace Issues and The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada. Mary Ann strives to reduce workplace stress, distress or conflict in order to improve working lives.