MATES in Mining (MIM) is an initiative of the Australian Mining industry based on the successful MATES in Construction program in the Australian construction industry. MATES in Mining is affiliated with MIC Australia and conducts its activity under the auspices of MATES in Construction Australia and adhere to the MIC principles of operation. MIM has undergone and extensive period of piloting the program to ensure it is culturally appropriate to the mining culture. The pilot was conducted in conjunction with the ACARP project. The MIM project is now in its establishment phase as its own identity. The program is currently being conducted in a number of mines nationally.