Despite finding comfort in the fact they know there is a rescue mission, the miners face weeks without natural light in a confined space.
Dr James Thompson, a senior psychology lecturer at a University College London has recommended practical tasks for the minors to keep them busy and to help implement routine.
Communication is also a hugely important factor as knowing whats going on above ground will help to keep them motivated and up to date. It is also important that they set up a light and simulate day and night as again this will help to establish a routine.
NASA have also been asked for advice as there are many parallels between the miners situation and that of a space mission, in which astronauts are confined and stranded for long periods of time.
Dr Kevin Fong from the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine at the University College London has said that though the miners would not have been prepared for such a long time trapped underground, the nature of their job means they are quite likely to be tough and resilient characters.