Get to know Melva a little better by using our free taster resources, videos, and downloadable information documents

Free Downloads

A selection of free downloadable resources for families and schools to get a little taste of Melva.

Get to know your brain

Get to know more about the human brain with Melva and Feggis


Pandemic Wordsearch

Can you find all of the words? Great for tackling lockdown worrits & boredom!


Pandemic Worrits

Some ideas to help you and the young people in your life explore how the pandemic has impacted our mental health!


Video Resources

Wellbeing & Mindfulness Activities

“Grab pen and paper, find somewhere with limited distractions, and get comfy.”

Writing for Mindfulness

“A perfect way to spend a mindful, creative few hours”

Animation & Mindful writing

“I realised why lions are the most calm and collected animal in the jungle”

Winnie's Breathing Exercise

“The only thing that would help me relax before bed was an old story about a sleepy train”

Winnie's bedtime meditation

Our latest Melva blogs

Creative Activities for wellbeing by Sofia Barton

We believe having access to creative opportunities is fundamental to living happy healthy lives.

Creativity is closely linked to positive mental well-being. It’s a powerful outlet for self-expression, helps process emotions and reduces stress. Thanks to Healthier Together North East, we commissioned artist Sofia Barton to design a few creative activities for families and young people in our Mortal Fools community.

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Mortal Fools Wellbeing Resource

Team Mortal Fools – the creators of Melva – have pulled together a downloadable resource to signpost to a wide variety of wellbeing and mental health support organisations, inspirational influencers, courageous activists, and colourful content creators.

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A selection of Melva images from the film and game

North East Businesses Muckle LLP and Ryder Architecture gift mental health support to the region’s children through creative intervention programme MELVA.

A unique programme supporting children aged 7-11 years with their mental health has secured the backing of two of the region’s most prominent businesses

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MELVA: An Investment in Children & An ESG Opportunity for Businesses & Socially Engaged Leaders

Children’s charity Mortal Fools, believe businesses must go further and faster, to build a better world for the future and unlock crucial, urgent support for children and young people in our communities

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Award winning local organisations join forces to reduce the number of North East children reaching mental health crises

Young people’s charities Children North East and Mortal Fools are working with 14 North East schools offering support via a new project called ‘Worrit Warriors’ specifically targeting children facing challenges with their mental health.

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Melva sitting on the ground surrounded by snow and a foil blanket

Filming Melva – Actress Katie Powell tells us all!

How did it feel to return to acting after months and months away from your acting career? What was it like performing in a COVID secure theatre in 2021? How did it feel being a part of a theatre production, reimagined for film? And what does Billie Piper have to do with all of this?

Well, we caught up with Melva actress Katie Powell to find out all of this, and much more…

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National Writing Day 2021 vector

Top Tips from Melva Writer, Danielle Burn, for National Writing Day

23rd June is National Writing Day – a day all about celebrating and championing writing! National Writing Day is an annual celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression.

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A screenshot from the Melva game of Melva in a sweet shop

Pandemic Worrits and things to help

The global pandemic has turned all our lives upside down, especially for children and young people. Whilst a glimmer of hope is on the horizon – with the vaccine and the world opening up again – the next few months remain full of unknowns and a world forever changed. This change and uncertainty means it is an anxious time for young people and this was really brought home to us recently….

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Behind the Scenes

Everyone has worrits… even our cast and crew!

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