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.

Our 2021 virtual conference is here! It’s going to be one you don’t want to miss!
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CFMHN’s national body empowers psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing professionals as they pursue positive outcomes for themselves and for clients. Join Today!

Calendar of Events
Check out our new Calendar of Events to see upcoming conferences, special events and webinars. Click here for more information


CFMHN Connect

CFMHN Connect is a series of two pre-conference sessions led by members of the CFMHN Board of Directors.  These are informal online discussions enabling face-to-face conversation in real time.

“Nurses and Substance use”
September 21 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
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Session Description:
COVID has had wider implications beyond the cancelation of surgeries and maximum capacity of ICU’s; substance use harms have increased.  Nurses are not immune to substance use and related harms, in fact, the challenges of our very stressful work set us up for pain, and substance use may be one way nurses cope. 

CNA Certification
A nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. The CNA Certification Program consists of 22 nursing practice specialties
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