In late 2019, when professional surfer Cooper Chapman watched his younger sister lose two friends to suicide in a fortnight in her last year at school, The Good Human Factory was born.
We are a mental health organisation who aim to raise awareness through workshops, merch, gratitude cards, ambassadors and various activations. We are changing the way we look at mental health, not as something to work on when we are struggling, but something we work on daily. Learning how to "be kind to your mind" is a skill we should all have.
An undisputed issue. Australia saw over 2000 suicides in 2019 alone, currently this is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages 15 and 44. 2019 was a year where we have become more connected online yet disconnected in reality. In 2020 self harm rate in 12-17 year olds was up 30% to over 12,000 cases, a number that is extremely disturbing.
Our organisation is all about what it means to be a ‘Good Human’. A simple concept that can take a lifetime to master, if ever at all. We look to inspire a positive and balanced life focusing on Gratitude, Mindfulness, Responsibility, Kindness and Empathy.
We pose the question, what is a positive and balanced life? Most would answer this with ‘Being Happy’. Unfortunately, some people search for happiness in the wrong places and struggle to be resilient in tough times. At The Good Human Factory we aim to provide our audience with the tools to continually grow and improve their quality of life through the power of reflection, sharing stories, connecting with and learning from others.