Family Well-being Coach

It is said that ‘behind every child that believes in themselves is a parent that believed in them first.’ Sometimes as parents we also need someone that believes in us as well.

I’m Debbie Phillips and I’m the Family Wellbeing Coach here at St. Paul's (my job role was previously called a Parent and Family Support Advisor).

I am here to support you and your child. I can also be available just to listen if you feel you need someone to talk to in confidence. I will always draw on your families’ strengths, will never judge, and will be open and honest with you.

You can contact me directly or via your child’s class teacher.


My contact Details:

Message: via your child’s Class Dojo


Telephone: 01749 717060 (direct line)

Or leave a message with the school office team and I’ll give you a call back.

Working days: Monday (mornings), Wednesdays and Thursdays


What does a Family Wellbeing Coach do?

I work in partnership with families to help children reach their full potential, as well as supporting parents to do the most important job there is!

I support communication between home and school, and offer practical help, by connecting you to other professionals, or providing information and support on key areas relating to family life.

Sometimes the support may be over a few months to help you achieve the goals you want and overcome the difficulties you are experiencing; these may include:

  • children’s behaviour
  • parenting worries and introducing routines/boundaries
  • school attendance/avoidance
  • health and wellbeing
  • family relationships
  • parental conflict
  • housing
  • debt or financial difficulties
  • completing forms and applications

Other helpful links/organisations:

Emotional and mental health and wellbeing:

Somerset Big Tent - Directory of local services

Young Minds

Young Somerset – wellbeing support

MindEd For Families

How to talk to your child about emotions

Emotion coaching – parenting Co-regulation techniques to calm emotions – by Dr Karen Treisman, clinical Psychologist

Free download of ‘all emotions are ok’ book – by Dr Sarah Temple, Somerset-based mindful emotion coaching

Mindline - 24/7 support for adults

Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692.

Mindline Live Web Chat is available every day from 8pm-11pm or you can email

Online safety:

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online ( Family Link from Google - Family Safety & Parental Control Tools (


Panda Health App (mental health and wellbeing)

HeadSpace App

Calm App

Mindful Powers – mindfulness for children

Diary Dates