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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Promotion of CNA Virtual Advocacy Week Feb 8-12 – Now Live

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has launched a virtual advocacy campaign this week between February 8th and 14th and is calling on all nurses in Canada to send a letter to their Members of Parliament in support of CNA’s 2021 Budget Recommendations. To participate, click on the link below and ...
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2021 annual Award of Excellence in Nursing: nomination period is now OPEN

Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) First Nations and Inuit Health Branch will accept nominations for the 2021 Award of Excellence in Nursing until February 26, 2021. The Awards will be presented to the three (3) front line recipients during National Nursing Week in a virtual ceremony on Monday, May 10, 2021 ...
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NIED – Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Toronto In 2018, when Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s first championed Bill 61, to get Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) proclaimed officially in Ontario, it didn’t make it through the house. Thanks to her tenacity, and over many years, that of the co-founders of National ...
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Canadian Patient Safety Institute – Suicide Risk Assessment – Toolkit and Guide

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to help healthcare workers and organizations select and compare available suicide risk assessment tools in Canada. For every death by suicide, 15-30 people are profoundly affected - this toolkit can help inform and strengthen the ...
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Healthy Professional Worker Study

An interdisciplinary, multi-university research team led by Dr. Bourgeault at the University of Ottawa has contacted our organization, asking us to inform you about an important study they are conducting. The team is exploring the mental health experiences of professional workers, and how these experiences are affected by their personal, ...
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