Who We Are

The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (CFMHN) is a national voice for psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing in Canada. It is an associate group of the Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA), for which it provides expertise for the specialty in matters relating to mental health nursing.

CFMHN is by psychiatric and mental health nurses for psychiatric and mental health nurses and strives to ensure a national voice in matters relevant to psychiatric and mental health nursing.

CFMHN’s national body empowers psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing professionals as they pursue positive outcomes for themselves and for clients. Join Today!

Professional Practice
Visit the Professional Practice menu and check out CFMHN’s Standards of Practice and the Position Papers available from CFMHN and partners.

CFMHN Webinars
CFMHN runs a series of webinars open to both members and non members.  Keep an eye on the latest topics and speakers.


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Caring to cope through COVID: stories of giving and receiving support – a new, live interactive webinar

In a typical Canadian winter, many of us seek comfort on colder, darker days – like hearty foods and fun activities. Others escape to warm destinations. In fact, a travel company dubbed Jan. 18 as “Blue Monday” to promote sunny locales as an antidote to the seasonal blues. This is ...
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CFMHN Planning for Virtual Conference Fall 2021

Happy New Year! The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses is starting to plan a virtual conference for Fall 2021. To create the conference that meets your needs, we need to hear from you! Please complete this 7 minute survey monkey as soon as possible.  Deadline January 20, 2021. We ...
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Canadian Red Cross: Recruitment for the COVID-19 response – Upcoming opportunities

We are looking for Canadians to join Red Cross care teams that may be deployed in various operations including support to long term care, contact tracing, testing, vaccination and more.  We are looking for people with a variety of skills and backgrounds so we can help meet the needs of ...
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Strong Majority of Canadians Want Improved Access to Psychologists

January 5, 2021 (Ottawa) – Canada and countries throughout the world increasingly recognize the importance of mental health to the success of their citizens, economies and societies. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on our mental health and wellbeing, making the need for timely access to mental health ...
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BRIEFING NOTE: Emotional support of nurses working in COVID-19 acute care hospital environments – “The little lights in this dark tunnel”

Organizations Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network Authors Jennifer Lapum, PhD, RN , Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, jlapum@ryerson.ca, 416-979-5000 ex. 556316 Suzanne Fredericks, PhD, RN, Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, sfrederi@ryerson.ca Julie McShane, MN, RN, Manager ...
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