The Good Human Factory was founded by professional surfer, Cooper Chapman in 2020. After watching his sister lose multiple friends to suicide in her last year of high school, he had to do something about it, so The Good Human Factory was born.
We aim to inspire our community and workshop participants to think about mental health a little differently. Our message is that mental health is not mental illness. And we all need to become aware of – and take care of – our mental health.
We provide our audience with the tools to continually grow and improve their quality of life through science-backed skills such as mindfulness, gratitude, kindness, empathy, and taking responsibility.
Our high school workshops have been well received by over 20,000 students and 2000 corporates since 2020. We have also built a highly respected team of ambassadors with some of the world's best young athletes to help us spread our message and make mental health cool and relatable for high school students.
A professional surfer for more than 10 years, Cooper grew up in Narrabeen in New South Wales, Australia. Cooper’s interest in mental health was prompted by his father’s bout with depression and the suicide of two family friends. Meditating on a regular basis and practicing mindfulness helps Cooper manage his anxiety and perform at a high level, whether he’s competing in a contest or giving a speech.
With a low-key, caring manner that connects with all audiences, Cooper Chapman has trained thousands of Australian students, teachers, atheletes, and corporates to increase their mental strength and resilience.