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 new Calendar of Events to see upcoming conferences, special events and webinars. 


CNA Certification

A nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. The CNA Certification Program consists of 22 nursing practice specialties
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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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CAMIMH – Nominations Open for the 2021 Champions of Mental Health Awards

April 30, 2021 (Ottawa)—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the 2021 Champions of Mental Health Awards. The Champions Awards is an annual gala devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental health. Due to ...
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National Network for Mental Health – ECPR Lunch and Learn

Topic: ECPR Lunch and Learn Time: May 6, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time(US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81624000417 Meeting ID: 816 2400 0417 +16473744685,,81624000417# Canada +16475580588,,81624000417# Canada ...
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COVID-19 at The Ottawa Hospital — signs of hope one year later

A community that rallied to support our hospital, the impact of caring for COVID-19 patients during unprecedented times and the race to find answers to a relentless virus. When COVID-19 moved into the Ottawa region in March of 2020, we were in uncharted territory. However, despite the rapidly changing information ...
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CAMIMH – Announces new accessible website and the launch of the 2021 Champions Campaign.

OTTAWA, April 13, 2021 – Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website. Among the changes, CAMIMH is proud to be taking steps to improve the accessibility of their online information and resources by implementing ...
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Is Racism Making People Sick?

After the events of 2020, we are no strangers to stress and anxiety. But for Black and brown Americans, that stress was nothing new. Racial health gaps have always existed, and socioeconomics and racism within the medical system have long kept equal healthcare out of reach. But what kind of ...
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