Health & wellness

Health and Wellness


TST BOCES Wellness Committee Members

  • Sean McKean - Co-Chair

  • Christine Becraft  - Co-Chair

  • Kristin Kashuba, Administrative Representative

  • Teresa Heatherman

  • Kelly VanRiper 

  • Lisa Dann

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Free Wellness Apps

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Smiling Mind
Be kind to your mind. Get over 300 free meditations.

Lean on Headspace when you need to retreat.  Headspace supports you with ten minutes of daily mindfulness practice to invoke calm, presence, and quiet.

Exhale is the first wellness app created by and for BIPOC women.  It combines meditation, inspirational talks, affirmations, guided visualizations, and breath work to create a wellspring of self-care.

A compilation of 300+ exercises which can be done in 30-second chunks wherever you are, whatever you're doing.  Wakeout helps us incorporate movement at times we need it the most, like during seemingly endless hours on zoom and meet.

For women who experience a monthly cycle, Clue supports you by offering a system for tracking your physical and emotional symptoms throughout the month. It illuminates how lifestyle habits and hormonal symptoms impact our health.

Deliciously Ella
With around 300 plant-based, nutritious dishes to choose from, Deliciously Ella helps you plan plant-based meals and includes a personalized wellness plan and daily tracker to monitor your diet, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, and water consumption.

Wellframe App: Support at Your Fingertips

The Wellframe app connects you to a care manager and team of registered nurses, social workers, and dieticians to help manage chronic illness and/or support general wellbeing.  You have access to a rich library of health information and can tailor your experience to suit your personal goals along with support from a care manager. The Wellframe app puts personalized, 1:1 care at your fingertips.

To get started, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Excellus BCBS app and register your online account. 

  2. Open your Excellus BCBS app and click the settings icon on the top right. 

  3. Click Member Apps from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click Wellframe® and enter code “EXCELLUS” to download.

Community Resources

  • YMCA of Ithaca Community Employer Wellness Benefit 10% discount

  • Network of support if you aren't an Excellus subscriber. Visit the Ithaca Crisis Website

  • Excellus members can use MDLive to access behavioral health counseling with a smartphone, tablet or computer. MDLive licensed therapists may offer help through video chat for:

    • Sleep disorders 

    • Anxiety & depression 

    • Child behavior issues 

    • Eating disorders 

    • Obsessive compulsive disorders 

    • Post traumatic stress disorders  

    • Smoking addiction


  • The mission of the Tompkins County Mental Health Services Department is to meet the needs of the residents of Tompkins County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency by providing prevention and early detection, comprehensively planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation services. Click here to learn about Tompkins County Mental Health Resources 

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