Changing children's attitudes to death

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Suitable for:

  • Public
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals

Format: E-Learning

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Using the Acorn Approach with hospices and schools to change children and young people's attitudes to death and dying.

Developed at Oakhaven hospice, the Acorn Approach is a way of exploring issues around transition, loss, death and dying. It invites honest and open dialogue to address myths and fears, and increase understanding of palliative care.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the range of projects that can use the Acorn Approach.
  • Consider how to develop a school project.
  • Understand how to develop and deliver a four week project.


Developed in collaboration with Oakhaven Hospice Trust, Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire

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