This website, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, is the primary vehicle through which the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace makes free information, tools and resources available to employers and organizations who recognize that a healthier workplace can improve their bottom line through:

  • Improving psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • Supporting employee success when mental health is a factor.

Building on expertise and commitment

The content of this website is adapted from many sources as credited, and authored by Mary Ann Baynton, MSW, RSW, Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, with approval by the Centre's Executive Director Mike Schwartz.

The value of the content is supported through continual review and improvement based on research and best practices. Many of the forums and round tables hosted by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace bring together experts that provide ideas, inspiration and content for the website.

All of the resources are free and there is no advertising or products for sale on this website.


Mary Ann Baynton is an independent workplace mental health consultant whose expertise is in management approaches that support the healthy productivity of employees with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. Her work includes individual return-to-work consulting, broad-based training and awareness initiatives, as well as assessment and implementation of workplace strategies to improve mental health, morale and motivation for co-workers, managers, unions and employees with mental health issues. She is the author of Resolving Workplace Issues, Mindful Manager, Keeping Well at Work and co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An Employer's Guide to Maintaining a Pscyhologically Healthy Workplace.

Feedback welcome

We welcome your input on website content and tools that you feel may help organizations create or sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace or address mental health issues in the workplace. Contact us.