Proudly Supporting Mental Health

Norco is proud to partner with Black Dog Institute to support mental health and raise awareness of the tools and support available to Australians.

While one in five Australians experience a mental illness every year, unfortunately, 60% of Australians do not seek help.

There are growing issues in Australia with access to services for a number of reasons including a lack of awareness, financial and geographical barriers, as well as limited access to quality services. This partnership aims to increase Australian’s access to the free mental health and wellbeing tools developed by Black Dog Institute.

New research shines a light on Australian farmer mental health with saddening statistics around self-harm and suicide, sparking calls for government support and industry-wide collaboration to create farmer-to-farmer support networks across the country.

Lack of awareness

Many can be unaware of available treatment options or the symptoms

Financial barriers

Cost can be a significant barrier, especially for those without insurance


Negative beliefs can prevent individuals from seeking help

Limited availability of services

Some areas lack mental health providers or have a long waitlist

Geographic barriers

Some individuals in remote areas may have limited access to services

Quality of care

Some individuals may receive inadequate or inappropriate treatment


Access These Free Tools


Get an understanding of your current mental wellbeing with this free personal assessment tool that you can use to discuss with your GP.


myCompass is a free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress, and people who want to build good mental health.

Not what you’re looking for?

Black Dog Institute has more online tools and mobile apps for your mental health and wellbeing.

How can you help?

Join us in supporting mental health by simply purchasing Norco branded white milk in Coles New South Wales and Queensland from March to April 2023.

Five cents from every bottle will be donated to Black Dog Institute and this donation will contribute to supporting mental health in rural communities.


Farmer to Farmer Service

The Lifeline Farmer to Farmer Crisis Support Line is a dedicated service for farmers and their families who may be experiencing the pressure of life on the farm. Designed to provide support when you’re feeling overwhelmed by:

  • The impact of weather conditions (drought, flooding, etc.)
  • Isolation
  • Financial pressures
  • Depression

If you’re doing it tough, don’t go it alone

While farmers are resilient, prolonged exposure to adversity may create feelings of isolation, anger or despondence. It’s important to know that support is available by someone who understands as a farmer themselves.

Ross Blanch

Ross Blanch is a Queensland dairy farmer and he has first-hand experience in the pressures and stress that comes with being a farmer. Ross is also a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter, with years of experience under his belt.


Community Information Nights

Norco Agrisolutions will host a series of Community Information Nights in-store across New South Wales and Queensland to promote and educate Farmer Wellbeing (financial, physical, and mental wellbeing).