Public Talk in Croí House – Cardiovascular Health and Behaviour Change

Title: ‘I Know What To Do, So Why Can’t I Do It: Understanding How to Make Healthy Behaviours Stick’ 

Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, is delighted to announce a special public talk on tips for lifestyle change to support cardiovascular health, ‘I Know What To Do, So Why Can’t I Do It: Understanding How To Make Healthy Behaviours Stick’. This event features esteemed speaker Professor Michael Vallis, a Health Psychologist from Dalhousie University in Canada. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. 

Cardiovascular disease is a significant health concern, impacting the lives of many individuals and their families. Prof Michael Vallis will provide valuable insights into the challenges people face when trying to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours to improve cardiovascular health. His expertise in the field of health psychology makes him the perfect guide for those seeking to make lasting changes in their lives. 

This free event is open to anyone living with, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease, and individuals looking to enhance their cardiovascular health by incorporating and sustaining healthy habits and routines in their everyday lives. It may be of particular interest to those managing conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, individuals striving to maintain a healthy weight, or anyone who has experienced a stroke or cardiac event and is committed to making lifestyle changes for a healthier, happier, life. 

Hosted by Dr Lisa Hynes, a Health Psychologist and the Head of Health Programmes at Croí, the event will feature a practical and inspiring presentation by Prof Michael Vallis, who will delve into the intricacies of behaviour change and the psychology behind it. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session and participate in discussions to gain further insight into effective steps for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health. 

Event Details: 

Title: ‘ Know What To Do, So Why Can’t I Do It: Understanding How To Make Healthy Behaviours Stick’ 

Speaker: Prof Michael Vallis, Health Psychologist from Dalhousie University, Canada 

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Venue: Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway, H91FF68.  

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from an expert in the field of health psychology and gain a deeper understanding of how to make lasting, positive changes in your cardiovascular health journey. To reserve your spot for this informative event, please visit Limited places available so registration is essential. 

For more information about the event, please visit 

About Professor Vallis 

Prof Vallis is the founder of the Behavior Change Institute and a hugely experienced clinician and consultant in health behaviour change with expertise in cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. He also works as a lecturer in Dalhousie University, Canada and has conducted many research studies particularly focusing on effective communication by health service providers. 

 About Croí 

Established in 1985, Croí is a registered Irish Heart and Stroke Charity. Croí’s aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke. The purpose-built Croí Heart & Stroke Centre opened in Galway in November 2012 and is a leading centre for heart and stroke prevention, research, education, support and rehabilitation. See for more info and follow Croí on Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn (@croiheartstroke).  


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