Pandemic Pen Pals

During these uncertain times, communication and keeping in touch with others is key to positive mental health. At Metabolic Support UK, we recognise the importance of connection for all ages. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce our digital Pandemic Pen Pals project. Pandemic Pen Pals allows children and their siblings (aged 5 and over) living with an Inherited Metabolic Disorder to connect with one another and share their experiences of what it’s like to live with a rare disorder.

Joining Pandemic Pen Pals couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is:

  • Complete the short form below.
  • Download our Pandemic Pen Pal letter template here.
  • Write your letter.
  • Send your letter (via e-mail) to with ‘Pandemic Pen Pals’ as the subject heading.
  • Wait for your response!

Your personal details will not be shared and all communications will be handled by the team at Metabolic Support UK.

For more information about the scheme, please contact Jess on To take part in this programme, you will require parental consent.