Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme
Learn more about the scheme, where to get a lanyard or how to support students wearing them.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme offers a discreet way for people with hidden disabilities to show that they may need extra support and understanding.
As members of the scheme, we can provide you with a free lanyard if you’d like to indicate that you have an invisible disability.
How to get a lanyard
You can collect a lanyard from any of the locations below.
You won’t need to explain your condition or give your name, but you may be asked to confirm that you’re a student at the University.
- SU Welcome Desk
- UoS Sport & Physical Activity (Goodwin Sports Centre)
- The Wave reception
- University Health Service
- Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS)
- Employability and Placements Hub, Students' Union
- Information Commons
- Western Bank Library
- Hallamshire Library
- The Edge reception
- The Ridge reception
If you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard
If you see someone wearing a hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard, they may have a disability, condition or chronic illness that is not immediately obvious.
The Sunflower Scheme website has examples of hidden disabilities, and the support that you can offer.
If you have a question about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service at email@example.com.
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