Changing children's attitudes to death

Course ID: 57

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 2-3 hours
Format: E-Learning
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Palliative and end-of-life care
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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.

Course Audience

Any Macmillan professional who may encounter bereaved children or young people in their work.


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