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Advocacy & Mental Health Counselling

The Social Worker provides short-term counselling, case management and advocacy to clients in our service area. LAMP’s Social Worker helps people with a range of concerns including income support, family and relationship issues, feelings of depression and anxiety, trauma counselling, coping with illness, and dealing with past or current abuse and managing drug/alcohol use.


  • Registered client of the health centre.
  • Self-referrals not accepted; please request a referral from your LAMP provider.
    *Please note there is a wait list for service. Once referred your name will be added to the waitlist*

Crisis Support:

If you are in crisis and need immediate support please contact 911 or one of the following crisis support services:

  • Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200
  • Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511
  • Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868; Languages: English and French
  • Toronto Seniors Helpline: 416-217-2077

To assist you in accessing mental health services, the following community resources are available:

Canadian Mental Health Association

Reconnect Mental Health

The Gatehouse

Drop-in Social Work: Currently ON HOLD

LAMP’s drop-in counselling is currently on hold; updates will be posted when they become available.

Walk-in Counselling Available in Toronto:

  • Family Services Toronto – single, virtual drop-in sessions
    • Available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Service Access Unit at 416-595-9618
  • Woodgreen – virtual or phone
    • One-hour counselling sessions are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Intake – (416) 645–6000 ext. 1990
  • What’s Up Walk-in – virtual or phone
    • Immediate mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants is available at the What’s Up Walk-In® Clinic.
    • Monday to Friday 9AM – 7PM, Saturday 10AM — 4PM
    • Please call Help Ahead at 1-866-585-6486

Our Community Needs Your Support

Every little bit helps. You may not think you make much of a difference, but in the words of those who use LAMP CHC’s services:

"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

Programs & Services

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5