The Happy Manual

Welcome to The TSW Training Happy Manual, a career fulfilment and happiness at work magazine. Released once a quarter, its features are designed to enrich learner experience and inspire them to get the most from their qualifications.

The Happy Manual

TSW Training launches a new career-fulfilment publication - ‘The Happy Manual’ - to boost people’s happiness while learning.

Bridgend-based training and apprenticeships provider, TSW Training, is launching a new career-fulfilment and happiness at work publication - The Happy Manual. 

 

Available each quarter as a digital magazine and podcast, The Happy Manual is aimed at helping learners, staff, and the wider public to prioritise their happiness by sharing features that focus on wellbeing, citizenship, equality and diversity, and more.

The TSW Training Happy Manual

“When people are learning with us, we don’t just focus on the work they’re completing – we get to know their whole story,” says Stuart Davies, Managing Director at TSW Training. “As we see it, part of our duty as a training provider is to deliver training in a way that suits the learner, understanding they have a life outside work too. Whatever form of professional development you’re undertaking, your learning extends far beyond your working life.

“The Happy Manual initially began as a project to help learners with their wellbeing, but it’s grown from a small idea to something much bigger. We believe just about anyone could read The Happy Manual (or listen to the podcast) and take something away from it.”

The first edition of The Happy Manual will focus on ‘Walking for Wellbeing’ and will feature interviews with staff, learners, trained counsellors, local authority figures, and more, to bring together a chorus of voices from the South Wales community and further afield.

“People can browse through it, watching the videos, reading the articles, or listening to the podcast soundbites, and experience The Happy Manual any way they like. We’re excited to share it and look forward to more learners, staff, and the wider community getting involved in our next edition.”

To coincide with National Walking Day, The Happy Manual: Walking For Wellbeing will be made available from Wednesday 6th April at 9am GMT in both digital magazine and podcast form – following this link: The Happy Manual

The Happy Manual: Contents

Going The Extra Mile

Find calm, quiet and good mental health between the trees with H&S Training Advisor, Emma Jones as she walks 100 miles for Mind.

Life In The Leader's Lane

Apprentice Stuart Macaulay-Lane reveals the confidence boost an apprenticeship gave him as he tackled a new role at Legal And General.

Borrow Your Way To Wellbeing

Cover star and Essential Skills TA, Jessica Webb is using intuitive movement to pursue happiness (and walk the dog!)

Beside The Sea

Five accessible walks in south Wales to help you wind down.

Walk N Talk

Kirsty Kelly runs Walk N Talk, an outdoor talking-therapy service. In green space serenity, Kirsty’s clients reflect on their thoughts and feelings, carving out new paths to good mental health...

Showcase Your Skills

IAG apprentice, Emily Casey, tells us about her rewarding work in the community.

A Story With Every Step

Liven up your walk around the Vale of Glamorgan with the Vale Tales app. 

Climbing Mountains

Adventurer and work based learning administrator, Sam Jennings, hikes around Wales and the world.

The Calm Club

How can you make wellbeing a priority? Apply the Eisenhower Matrix to bring balance to your working day

My Happy Place

Journey to the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole to visit Holefoods Deli - the happy place of Leadership and Management TA, Sue Hampson.

 

 

The Happy Manual Podcast

 

00:30 Going The Extra Mile 

Find calm, quiet and good mental health between the trees with H&S Training Advisor, Emma Jones as she walks 100 miles for Mind.

09:10 Life In The Leader’s Lane 

Apprentice Stuart Macaulay-Lane reveals the confidence boost an apprenticeship gave him as he tackled a new role at Legal And General.

13:40 Borrow Your Way To Wellbeing 

Cover star and Essential Skills TA, Jessica Webb is using intuitive movement to pursue happiness (and walk the dog!)

21:08 Climbing Mountains 

Adventurer and work based learning administrator, Sam Jennings, hikes around Wales and the world.

25:24 Beside The Sea 

Five accessible walks in south Wales to help you wind down.

28:30 A Beach For Everyone 

Did you know that Barry Island hires out beach wheelchairs to anyone who needs them?

29:30 Walk N Talk 

Kirsty Kelly runs Walk N Talk, an outdoor talking-therapy service. In green space serenity, Kirsty’s clients reflect on their thoughts and feelings, carving out new paths to good mental health...

36:10 Showcase Your Skills 

IAG apprentice, Emily Casey, tells us about her rewarding work in the community.

39:40 The Calm Club 

How can you make wellbeing a priority? Apply the Eisenhower Matrix to bring balance to your working day

49:16 A Story With Every Step 

Liven up your walk around the Vale of Glamorgan with the Vale Tales app. 

57:39 My Happy Place 

Journey to the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole to visit Holefoods Deli - the happy place of Leadership and Management TA, Sue Hampson.