The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a discreet way for adults and children with hidden disabilities to show that they need additional support or just a little more time.
Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious, such as learning difficulties, mental health as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments. Living with a hidden disability can make daily life more demanding for many people, but it can be difficult for others to recognise, acknowledge or understand the challenges faced.
Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around you including staff, colleagues and health professionals that you may need additional support, help or a little more time.
From 31st March 2020, Network Rail and GWR will be participating in the sunflower lanyard scheme in stations and on board trains. You can read their briefing document to staff here :Sunflower Lanyard Staff Briefing Document