How can you help?
We’re often asked, “How can I help raise awareness of the Sunflower?” However big or small, your help moves us closer to a society where people recognise that someone who has chosen to wear the Sunflower is living with an invisible disability and that an offer of help, understanding and kindness can make a huge difference to their daily experiences.
Our wearers, members and supporters are the voice of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and we have put together five ways you can get the word out!
The pandemic means that we have all had to meet and communicate far more online - whether it is to catch-up with friends and family, for work, or for appointments. How can we make sure this digital world supports Sunflower wearers? When you choose to highlight on an email, your profile or in your online meetings, that you have a hidden disability, or if you want to show your support for the Sunflower, consider using the badges or meeting backgrounds below:
Email and support digital badge (right-click or control-click the image to download)
Meeting backgrounds (right-click or control-click the image to download)
Things to download and share
Download, print and display information about the Sunflower in your window, your community, your workplace.
A business card to help explain what the Sunflower is for. Print it out and fold it along the dotted line so you can carry it with you!
Share your Sunflower stories
While it’s easy to feel that your story can’t possibly make a meaningful difference, the truth is that it can influence individuals and the wider community. Whether you or someone you care about has a hidden disability and wears the Sunflower, you can empower others living with a hidden disability and encourage people to support them by sharing your experience.
Check out the Sunflower Stories and Conversations and if they have an impact on you, share them with your friends and family.
If you want to share your experience, get in touch with us by emailing us here.