I'm an incredibly anxious patient. There's lots of reasons why which I won't go into, I'm having counselling etc but it's a long process. Anyway, I was in the supermarket the other day and I saw someone wearing a green lanyard with sunflowers on it which is there to make staff aware that they need extra help and I thought, as I do every time I see it, that's a brilliant idea, they don't need to explain that they've got a hidden disability. And then I thought why isn't there something like that for anxious patients? Something that will make staff aware that hospitals are really hard for you and you need a bit of extra help and support.
I mean I know it should be in your notes but honestly they don't have time to read everything and I don't think anyone has ever said to me "what can we do to help you get through this?"
I wonder if this is a good/practical idea? Does anyone know of something like this? Or am I just coming up with nonsense?