Gaining conceptual clarity on the logic underpinning complex interventions is a key priority in child mental health and beyond. A number of approaches for producing logic models for complex interventions have been developed.

Our colleagues at the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) developed a Logic Model to be as simple and accessible as possible. This one-page template for a logic model was first developed by Dr Helen Sharpe when she was working at the Evidence Based Practice Unit and has since been used in a wide variety of projects.

We find that the EBPU Logic Model helps people to clarify their thinking and enables them to debate appropriate evaluation strategies more clearly. We have also found that even in this simplified form it still takes some time to understand how to use it and to include the right level of information in each column.

This booklet comprises the following sections:

  • A blank template for the EBPU Logic Model

  • A step-by-step guide on how to complete a logic model

  • A worked example.

It should be possible to apply the model to any intervention. We are interested to hear from you if you use this template. Please let us know how you find it:

To download a pdf of the EBPU Logic Model booklet:

Please click here

To download an interactive A3 PDF of the EBPU Logic Model:

Please click here

Explore and develop your understanding and skills on how to choose the right measure for your service or intervention with CORC's free 20 minutes module. You will be able to:

  1. Understand that different measures have different purposes

  2. Use a logic model to help identify what you need to measure

  3. Know where to find more information on specific measures and make the choice

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