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 lives with a hidden disability and that an offer of help, understanding and kindness can make a massive difference to their daily experiences.
Our wearers, members and supporters are the voice of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, and we have put together four ways you can get the word out!
1. The digital Sunflower | 2. Things to download and share | 3. Share your Sunflower stories | 4. Wear 'I support the Sunflower.'
The digital Sunflower
We all meet and communicate far more online - whether 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 non-visible 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)
These graphics are only for the digital uses mentioned above - for any other purpose, please contact Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Marketing
Meeting backgrounds (right-click or control-click the image to download)
These graphics are only for the digital use mentioned above - for any other purpose, please contact Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Marketing
Things to download and share
Download, print and display information about the Sunflower in your window, community, and 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!
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 disability who wears the Sunflower, you can empower others and encourage people to support them by sharing your experience.
Check out the Sunflower Conversations, and if they impact you, share them with your friends and family.
If you want to share your experience, get in touch with us by emailing us here.
Please show your support for the Sunflower with our Supporter range
Wear your Sunflower Supporter Lanyard, pin badge or wristband so that people know you support the Sunflower and can ask about it.
What we're doing
We raise awareness in lots of ways. We help organisations and charities train their colleagues and encourage them to keep teaching them. We talk about the Sunflower and hidden disabilities ... a LOT. To everyone, we know and meet. We publish Sunflower Conversations and build relationships with individuals and groups worldwide.