Introduce your children to the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing through these playful animations, exploring Melva’s home town.
Please be aware
This 8-week programme is new for the academic year 2023/24.
More information will be coming to this page soon!
These 5 steps are widely recognised by a variety of mental health charities and health organisations, and are defined by the NHS as:
1 – Connect with other people
2 – Be physically active
3 – Learn new skills
4 – Give to others
5 – Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
Learning is facilitated through short animations featuring different characters who live in Melva’s home town – Scratchicle Town – each representing different elements of the 5 key steps, followed by practical group and individual activities.
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Full access to all Melva programmes and their accompanying resources.
Are you eligible for a discount?
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Access lasts for one academic year and will be renewed automatically at the start of the following year unless cancelled.
Frequently asked questions
How long does a license last?
School licenses last until the end of the academic year in which they were purchased and will renew automatically at the start of the following year unless cancelled, with invoices issued in July. If you purchase a license towards the end of an academic year e.g. Summer Term, we will liaise with you directly to discuss your license start date.
Family licenses do not expire, but are limited to 4 user profiles and once the game has been completed, it can’t be restarted.
Community or non-academic group licenses will be agreed on a case-by-case basis.
Do you offer any discounts?
We have various discounts available on our online Melva packages, including discounts for multi-license purchases (e.g. via a school trust or a corporate sponsorship) and discounts on license renewals.
Get in touch today to discuss bespoke discounts for group or setting.
When will the live show be available again?
Touring the live show takes a big team of people, a lot of expensive equipment, and a lot of planning – all of which costs a lot of money. In order to make the live show affordable for schools and groups, we need to raise a significant amount of funding to subsidise the cost, and therefore we do not currently have plans to tour the live show again anytime within the next couple of years.
What age range is Melva for?
Melva is designed for young people aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2 in England and Wales, or P4/P5/P6/P7 in Scotland).
Note: Some of the language used in the game may seem advanced for Lower Key Stage 2 (P4/P5). Throughout the Melva programme, we’ve tried to balance the content so that it will appeal to both the upper and lower end of this age range – inevitably this means not everything will land with every child the same way, but this will not hinder their experience.
Who do I contact if I’m having issues with my login?
If you are having trouble with your Melva online login, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Note: The online user guides also include some basic troubleshooting tips, so please make sure you’ve read this carefully before you start using the platforms.