Employees are juggling isolation, anxiety, distractions, family obligations, a preoccupation with toilet paper, and work. In this session Mary Ann Baynton, from Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, will be online to answer questions and share tips and strategies with managers. Instead of “thinking happy thoughts”, join us to hear more realistic and helpful ideas on how to support your employees, whether they are working onsite or remotely.
As a workplace relations specialist, Mary Ann supports employers, governments, organizations, unions, teams and associations who wish to resolve issues involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns. She helps improve working lives while supporting organizational excellence. Mary Ann has been called the “godmother of psychological health and safety”. She 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. Mary Ann also proudly serves as the Director of Strategy and Collaboration for Canada Life’s Workplace Strategies for Mental Health which provides free, practical ideas, tools and resources to help with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues.