We all need help to lift our mood from time to time. And there are few ways more powerful than watching an inspirational video.

As part of our work with children and young people who have been impacted by crime, we know how important it is to help you learn to manage your emotions.

We also know there are different ways of helping you, including using some of our tools and resources.

Sometimes we know it helps to point you to resources we think will give you a better understanding of what you’re going through. For example, our blog on confidence and self-esteem.

In this blog, we want to share four videos we think could help lift your mood when you’re feeling low. Here they are:

1. Will Smith in Pursuit of Happyness

This scene featuring Will Smith is powerful, as it’ll help you to remember that no matter what you’re told by others, you should always be willing to go for what you want.

If you feel like other people are trying to hold you back, or they don’t believe in you, this short clip might be just what you need to watch right now.

2. Inspiration from Steve Jobs

If you feel like you’re not making progress or things don’t seem to be going right, this speech by Steve Jobs could give the lift you need.

Speaking to university students, Steve Jobs talks honestly about the key moments that impacted his life and career as the man behind the Apple brand.

3. Developing a Growth Mindset

Developing healthy ways of thinking can improve how you feel. Knowing how your thoughts can impact your mood and your outlook on life is also helpful.

In this short video, you’ll learn about the importance of developing a growth mindset and how this can help you to manage life’s challenges.

4. Lisa Nicholls Inspiration

In this interview, Lisa Nicholls shares how she used the difficulties of life to help her grow into someone she liked and could be proud of.

When feeling unhappy, confused or worried about what others might think of you, listening to her story may help to lift your head.


If you’ve been a victim of crime, one of the first things to be affected could be your mood. Sometimes you may not even understand why you’re feeling low, and that’s normal.

But to help manage your mood, try watching one of the videos we’ve shared and see how you get on.

And, if you want, let us know which one inspires you the most, or if there are any other videos you’d share.

Written by Nicholas

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