Melva for Families & Community Groups

Find out what Melva products are available for you to use at home or in your own setting

A game still showing Melva and her Grandpa in a cafe

Melva Mapletree
and the Quest for
Barnabas Boggle

Our online, interactive storytelling game is perfect for families to use at home, as a tool to help you facilitate conversations in your household about mental wellbeing.

The character of Gideon from the Melva game stood in his office

Take on the role of Melva’s niggling voice

In this choose-your-own-adventure style game, users take on the role of Melva’s niggling voice – making decisions about what she says and does. When Melva’s best friend, Barnabas, doesn’t turn up to meet her after school, users must help Melva search Scratchicle Town for clues about his whereabouts and why he’s disappeared. As well as choosing the right path, users must also fun complete games and activities along the way to help keep Melva’s worrits under control.

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Testimonials

What families are saying
about the game

“The game provides lots of practical and workable solutions for helping with childhood anxiety and everyday worries”
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“It’s a great resource for helping children identify and understand worries, where they come from and how to address them effectively”
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“It’s a great way to engage with your child about what they are feeling/thinking in a way that isn’t you probing them to discuss”
Parent
“[My child] found the niggling voice character laugh-out-loud funny. He found the games fun and was able to articulate the purpose”
Parent
“This is really fun!”
Young Participant
“When can I go on that cool game again?”
Young Participant
The character of Melva performing in the live show with snow falling a grimace on her face

Melva the Film

The full online package for Melva the Movie is currently only available to schools, but families will have the opportunity to watch the full length film at one of our local screenings.

If you are a community group leader who interested in using the Melva Film package and/or the Melva game package with your group, please get in touch via our registration form to discuss bespoke pricing models, depending on your needs and group size.

Melva game shown on iPad

Our products

Find out more about all our Melva products and their benefits

The Melva programme has been developed in ongoing consultation with children, teachers and families since 2017, and is available for you to use in your own setting now

Melva and Barnabus from the live Melva show

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.

Is my school or community group eligible for any discounts?

We have various discounts available on our online Melva packages.

  • Northumberland Schools can receive a 30% discount (thanks to significant funding from Northumberland County Council)
  • Trusts purchasing 5+ licenses can receive a 20% discount
  • Schools purchasing the online package before December 2021 can receive an early adopter discount of 10%

If none of the above applies to you, you can also get in touch to discuss bespoke discounts for groups or home-schooling.

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 it is unlikely that we will be touring the live show again before Autumn 2023.

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 melva@mortalfools.org.uk 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.