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.

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.

Contact us

If you have a question about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service at disability.info@sheffield.ac.uk.

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