Friday 7 July 2023

Sunflower Card & Lanyard for Hidden Disabilities


Sunflower Card & Lanyard 🌻

The Sunflower is a symbol for people with non-visible disabilities.

Wearing the Sunflower lanyard discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help, or a little more time. The Sunflower card has been launched locally in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK, the UAE and the USA.

The lanyard can be used in shops and airports where you may need support. The card could be a very useful resource during summer holiday season for anyone travelling and queuing in tourist zones.

Visit the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Ireland page online (or choose your own country by hitting the flag in top right corner of the home page) for more information.

To get a personalised Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) custom-made sunflower lanyard go straight to the ME hidden disabilities specific page here (using a laptop/PC may be a better option).

The card costs €10.16 which now includes a standard or a small Sunflower lanyard, and a  plastic wallet to protect it. (previously you could get the card on its own which was a cheaper option at around 3 euros, now the fixed higher price includes the extra pieces to make a Lanyard. Postage is just under 5 euros for delivery within Ireland, total cost around 15 euros.
Prices may change, please check the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard website for more information.

The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Card 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) custom-made sunflower hidden disabilities card & lanyard are available to people in Ireland and elsewhere from the Hidden Disabilities Store (UK) who also have an Irish page (and other countries' pages) on their website. (hit your countries flag for access)


FRONT OF CARD READS:  I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

BACK OF CARD READS:  My medical condition means I may have difficulty communicating and can have problems with my balance and my ability to stand or to walk unaided.

On the back of the cards, you can:

1. Add your photo - upload a high-resolution, clear photograph of yourself

2. Add your name - add the name that you want people to use when addressing you

3. Add icons - use the icons described . You can add up to five.

4. Add a contact - add a name and number to be contacted with your consent or in an emergency

Link to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Card again here

Feedback from ME Patient

‘Take care on registering that you have correctly added Ireland because the page automatically registers UK, they have an office in Co Clare so the Irish post only takes a few days, great service.
I found the website kept resetting and had to use a laptop to order, not successful using phone/tablet.
Everyone gets to personalise the back of the card with your own details re assistant/triggers/needs.’
~ Ashling

The hidden disabilities card can include your photo and name.

Thanks to ME patient Ashling for the images included in our post.

Disclaimer: The information in this post is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the post or the information, products, services, etc contained in the post for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. The suitability of any solution is totally dependent on the individual. It is strongly recommended to seek professional advice and assistance in some instances. 

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