Metro has joined the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Network. This means passengers can wear sunflower lanyards, pin badges or wristbands to discreetly identify they may a little more time, support or assistance. Metro staff members wearing a Sunflower supporter badge show they are familiar with the program.
The sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for invisible disabilities which can include autism, low vision and blindness, mental health conditions and dementia. It began at England’s Gatwick Airport in 2016. Other public places and businesses such as sporting clubs and arts centres have joined the network too.