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BIN MAGIC UPDATE
(July 2011)

Since conceived in 2003, Bin Magic has attracted widespread attention,and has been featured in newspapers, The Kurbingui Star (10/03 and 2/06),The Bayside and Northern Star (5/05),  and  The Northside Chronicle (5/08 ),and in The Schizophrenia Fellowship of Queensland Newsletter (10/06).The Access Arts Newsletter (9/06). Community Voice (10/06),and QCAN Bulletin (11/06).

In December 2007 The Lord  Mayor of Brisbane approved the  distribution of Bin Magic Brochures to all 32 Brisbane Libraries, and recently, approval to distribute Bin Magic brochures has been gained for Capital City Libraries in Darwin, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and throughout Tasmania and The Australian Capitol Territory.

A very positive sign was the approval by all Police Sergeants / Managers, of the Police Citizen Youth Clubs who were approached, in allowing Bin Magic brochures to be distributed through their clubs.

In the inner and northern suburbs in Brisbane, Qld., Australia, permission has been given to distribute Bin  Magic throughout 20 suburbs at approximately  85 outlets, including all 32 Brisbane Libraries,  Police Citizens Youth,Clubs at Sandgate, Zillmere, Arana Hills, and Fortitude Valley, Community Centres at Zillmere, New Farm, Wooloowin, Arana Hills, Red Hill/Paddington, Picabeen  Community Centre Enoggera, Nundah, and Sandgate. Indigenous Associations, North-West Aboriginal ?Torres Straight Islander Community Association, Kurbingui Youth  Development, Kurbingui Star, Nalingu Indigenous Elders Respite Centre, Umpi Korumba Housing, Dundalli Hostels, Senior Citizens Centres, Burnie Brae Seniors Centre Chermside. Zillmere Senior Citizens Association, Golden Years Senior Citizens Centre Nundah, Sandgate Seniors Citizens Centre, Mental Health Support Groups, The Salvation Army Mental Health Services Stafford Corps, The Schizophrenia Fellowship Association of Queensland, Nundah House, Brook Street Centre, Arts Related, Artrageous, Access Arts, QCAN, Visible Ink Zillmere, and Classy Crafts, Religious Related,  Church of Christ Zillmere, Y-North Windsor (Y.M.C.A, ) Catholic Church AspleyCare, Uniting Church Grapples Thrift Shop, Uniting Church Zillmere. It is also available at eight  Politicians and City Councillors Offices  throughout the abovementioned areas, and from WomenSpace, Brisbane Grief and Bereavement Centre, Aid For The Blind Geebung, Lotus Place, Micah Projects, Sandgate
Dental Hospital, Aspley Medical Centre and  the Websites.

Prior to the approval to distribute bin magic brochures to all mainland Australia Capitol City Libraries,several surveys were conducted, which all showed extremely positive results.The overall result in these early surveys, showed, over 95% of the 52 Organizations etc. approached, approved of the concept, and gave permission to stock bin magic brochures.

Some statistics of the approval rate included, 100% of Police Citizens Youth Clubs ( 4 of 4 ), 100% of Libraries  ( 6 of 6 ), 100% of Senior Citizens Centres ( 5 of 5 ), 100% of Community Centres ( 9 of 9 ), and 75% of Youth Development Centres, ( 3 of 4 ).

60% of the sufferers of Schizophrenia who have had the concept explained to them, use bin magic, and 80% approved of it. While this was only a very small survey, and cannot really be compared to a major survey, it shows a similar, and in cases better success rate as major surveys namely,

1.Bleuler Burgholzi Study... 53-68%
2. Hueber et al Bonn Studies... 57%
3.Ciompi et Muller Lausanne Investications...53%
4. Tsuang et al Iowa 500....46%
5. Harding et al Vermont....62-68%

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