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!

Check out our Event Calendar to see all upcoming events 

View our 2022 Webinar Series and register for the events of interest to you.


2023 Webinar Series
We are currently seeking presenters for our 2023 webinar series.
Do you have something interesting to share with your peers?

If you, or someone you know, has a topic to share with the Mental Health community, we would love to hear from you.  We are seeking presenters on a number of different themes including grad studies project, a professional practice, suggestions for quality improvement, or a continuing education module – or other topics you would like to put forward.  We offer a variety of formats to share your knowledge from a 2-3 minute video, 30 minute webinar and 60 minute webinar.

To submit your topic for review and consideration, please visit the website https://www.fsel.ca/cfmhn-login for more information and to complete the submission form.

Deadline for submission is end of day September 16, 2022.  Successful candidates will be contacted in the October/November timeframe.

Any questions please contact Erika at Erika@fsel.ca


ICN Congress 2023

For the complete article, follow the link Welcome to our second ICN 2023 Congress newsletter with all the latest news on our 2023 Congress in Montreal, Canada in one year’s time! We are looking forward to seeing many of you there! Dates and theme Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Association, ...
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Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)

CASN has a Mental Health Nurse Educator Interest Group, and we are looking to get more members! CASN interest groups provide nurse educators an opportunity to discuss ideas; exchange information; build research and scholarship capacity; and promote quality of a specific area of nursing education, at a national level.

Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Working Mind Healthcare – Closed

The CNA Accreditation Program is looking for two expert reviewers to go through the application for accreditation submitted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada: The Working Mind Healthcare.
The application is attached. Do you know of two nurses, who would be interested in being a reviewer? Please let me know ...
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Qualitative study of the lived experiences of mental health nurses with a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Are you a mental health nurse who has experienced your own Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? Chantell Dunlop, RPN, a Brandon University Masters of Psychiatric Nursing Student, is conducting research related to mental health nurse’s own experiences with ACEs and their mental health nursing career.  Research will be conducted over Microsoft ...
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Review and Share Your Feedback on MHCC’s Assessment Framework for Mental Health Apps

We are thrilled to share that the Assessment Framework for Mental Health Apps in Canada is now available for public review on our webpage. The public review is open until June 29th, 2022. The public review is open to ALL those interested in improving access to safe, secure, and effective ...
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CANADIAN ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH LAUNCHES 2022 CHAMPIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the 2022 Champions of Mental Health Awards. This annual awareness and education campaign is devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental health awareness and action in Canada ...
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