What is the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower?
A hidden disability is a disability that may not visible or immediately obvious by talking to someone but can have a significant impact on a person’s life. ‘Hidden disabilities’ is an umbrella term that captures a spectrum of disabilities, which can include autism, epilepsy, acquired brain injuries, mental health conditions, learning difficulties, sensory impairments and chronic illnesses.
Since its launch in 2016, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower helped raise awareness of hidden disabilities. It has been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach stations, leisure facilities, the NHS, a number of police, fire and ambulance services, and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.
Wearing the Hidden Disabilities
Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer that they may need
additional support, help or a little more time.
The University of South Wales is proud to support the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.
To find out more about the Sunflower scheme at USW, please visit our Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme page.