The leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44 is suicide. In 2019 alone, over 2,000 Good Humans took their lives.
The Good Human Factory addresses this issue by teaching and inspiring participants to take better care of their mental health.
Cooper Chapman, our founder – who also happens to be a professional surfer – is our workshop facilitator.
Our workshops are different to most other mental health organisations. We avoid talking about anxiety, depression, and suicide completely.
We deliver an educational skills-based workshop. We don't want our participants to leave feeling scared of mental illness, went want them to leave empowered to implement healthy daily habits. We want them to leave our workshop knowing that mental health is not mental illness.
School Workshop Testimonials
Hayley Riley, Teacher, Oran Park High School
The workshop approach going over the 5 key values he lives by was so useful and relevant for every student and teachers present in the room. The presentation gives all students the ability to gain skills not only at school but as they transition into careers, ongoing study after school and into adult hood.
One student pulled me aside to say the workshop was the best part of her day and she felt like a different person after it had finished.
Danae Jensen, Teacher, Ipswich State High
Cooper’s presentation was engaging and insightful. The students in my class were motivated by Cooper’s easy and appropriate strategies and we have already incorporated them into our classroom practices. The students could easily identify their own key takeaway messages from his interactive and friendly workshop- it clearly resonated with them! I thoroughly recommend the GHF workshops.
Sylvia Chronis, Year 8 advisor, St Catherine’s School
Cooper’s workshop was excellent, and all students and staff thoroughly enjoyed his powerful messages. His practical and insightful ideas about wellbeing, focusing on his 5 core values, were so relevant for the students. The personal anecdotes and visual aids in his presentation made the session applicable and related for all listening, and the students were able to apply the information to their own lives. Cooper was engaging and shared excellent messages in his session. Highly recommend!
Jessica Flint, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus
Cooper recently spoke to over 200 of our male students and was able to provide a powerful and relatable workshop suitable to our school context- His ability to keep all our students engaged and interested in learning about positive mental health strategies for the whole session was inspirational.
Cooper was great at providing our students with tools to change their behaviours, focusing on gratitude and mindfulness to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Would highly recommned this workshop for any High School!
Melinda Rogers, Gold Coast Secondary Principals’ Alliance Manager
Cooper Chapman knows how to captivate an audience. With engaging, practical, funny and inspiring content Cooper is a must book for any school looking to positively expose students to positive, everyday mental health strategies. He is relatable, kind and certainly knows how to "make mental health cool
Aaron Carlisle, Deputy Principal Inclusion, Robina State High School
We had the pleasure of working with Cooper Chapman at our school in term 4 of 2022. Cooper engaged with a large group of our students at one of our wellbeing assemblies. Cooper presented his strategies to empower students to maintain their own mental wellbeing as a prevention to depression and anxiety. Through interactive experiences, students left equipped with practical strategies that they could implement to be aware of their own mental wellbeing. Cooper’s messages are well received by young people as he is relatable and vibrant in his presentation style.
The feedback that we received from students following Cooper’s presentation was very positive. I would not hesitate to have Cooper work with our school again in the future.
Catherine Allen, Deputy Principal Students, St Rita's College
‘Cooper Chapman presented to St Rita’s College about mental wellness. What a wonderfully inspiring presentation. Cooper’s sharing of five strategies offered invaluable simple steps for everyone to start managing their own mental wellness.
Cooper’s mix of personal stories with those of high profile people as a visual prop engaged and empowered students and staff.
The feedback was great, we will definitely be getting Cooper back to present again in the future
Miss Kym Johnson AST: 11-12 Coordinator/Quality Teaching Coach/Digital Technologies Campania District School
Cooper’s presentation was just the right mix of mental health info, personal stories, practical tips and sporting references. Our students (and staff) were listening and engaged for the full hour! One of our Grade 10 students said afterwards that they thought everyone, even adults, should listen to his presentation – that’s high praise from a teenager! Cooper made us think about mental health in a practical and positive way. I’d highly recommend for a secondary school audience.
Zoe Ball, General Manager, Magain Real estate
“Cooper captivated the room from the moment he started speaking at our conference. His calm and down to earth demeaner coupled with his passion and enthusiasm had everyone engaged from the get go. What a positive and inspiring hour, we all took a great deal away with us and will be implementing some of his thought provoking ideas moving forward.”
Matthew Cowpar, Managing Director, Coldmaster Australia
We are grateful for having Cooper speak to our Coldmaster Teams in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, Coopers approach shows the positive side of mental heath and how important our overall health is.
We have noticed since the “The Good Human Factory” workshop many of our teams in all states have a lot more spring in their step and are happier for it. Cooper delivers his Worksop with confidence and shows the importance of being genuine and kind. I would recommend the Good Human Workshop to any Business or Cooperation.
Emma Albers People & Culture Manager, Kickon Group
“The workshop run by Cooper was incredibly informative and engaging for all staff in attendance. All in attendance really were able to make a connection to ways in which they could better their mental health. Cannot recommend the workshop enough. Looking forward to having more run within our company."
Justine Elderfield, MxStore
A big thank you to Cooper from The Good Human Factory for an epic workshop! The feedback from our staff at MXstore was that the workshop was motivating, relatable and struck a chord with our broad age demographic.
The tools we learnt within the morning, such as values, emptying our mental health bucket, and practising the things we are grateful for were all things we could work into our everyday lives. We can't wait to welcome him back in the future as this type of conversation is so important