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.


Monthly Webinar – August 19
Dr. Don M Leidl, RN, BSN, MN, EdD

This webinar will review the virtual reality technologies being utilized in mental health nursing education and discuss applications for nursing students, clinicians, and patients. The concepts of immersive learning and presence will be explored as they relate to the creation of virtual learning spaces that some argue are as good or better than the real thing.
To register, click here.

CNA Certification
A nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. The CNA Certification Program consists of 22 nursing practice specialties
To learn more, follow the link.

Holly Graham

Holly Graham

 Keynote Speaker RN, BA, Assistant Professor; BScN, MN, PhD, Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing; R.D. Psychologist Session Title: TBC  Session Description: TBC Speaker Biography: Dr. Holly Graham is a member of the Thunderchild First Nation, SK. She has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in northern communities and various other health care environments since ...
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Nurses Commit to Action Against Anti-Indigenous Racism

Nurses in Canada have been working to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since it was published in 2015. But the treatment of Joyce Echaquan by nursing and other staff in Joliette QC in September 2020 – recorded by her and shared across multiple media outlets ...
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CNA Letter regarding the Public Health Agency of Canada Vaccine

Spring 2021 La version française suit ci-dessous Dear members and colleagues, December 2020 marked a pivotal moment in our fight against COVID-19 in Canada. The first COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use, and soon after, vaccines became available to priority groups, including those at greatest risk of COVID-19 exposure and ...
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CNA Webinar – COVID-19 Q&A vaccine webinar with panel of experts

Le français suit. COVID-19 vaccines: Q&A with expert panel feat. Dr. Theresa Tam Wednesday, May 26, 7-8 p.m. ET (please note evening time) Register now! CNA is hosting a Q&A session on COVID-19 vaccines with a panel of experts, including Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and nursing ...
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PM Trudeau participates in virtual discussion with nurses from Manitoba – May 10, 2021

This week I had an opportunity to join an amazing group of nurses to be part of a discussion session with PM Justin Trudeau to talk about COVID-19 and the stories and impacts to nursing.  While I did not participate in this event formally as my role of President of ...
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CMHA’s 70th Mental Health Week

Good morning and welcome to CMHA’s 70th Mental Health Week! How are you feeling this morning? Almost 8 in every 10 of us report feeling ‘worried or anxious,’ ‘bored,’ ‘stressed,’ ‘lonely or isolated’ or ‘sad’, according to research we are releasing today with UBC. The pandemic has taken an emotional toll on ...
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