The Team


Joy Smith - Project Co-ordinator

My role at Solve It is - I am the Project Co-ordinator for Northampton, Wellingborough, East Northants and South Northants. You will find me out in the community delivering prevention education workshops in schools, youth clubs and community groups. I work with other local agencies and community organisations, raising awareness about the risks associated with new psychoactive and volatile substance-solvent abuse, we work together to tackle the issues caused by them.  I am also out and about promoting ‘Natural Highs’ through community awareness events so if you see me in your community-come and say hello!

Random fact about me - My most amazing trip was an expedition to Everest Base Camp – two weeks hiking, high altitudes, exhilarating scenery and friendly  people.  Fantastic J  

My natural high is -  My family, especially my wonderful grandchildren. My other natural high is Girlguiding UK, try it, FUN is guaranteed.

Contact me – or Office-0300 330 1420 mob-07872 41442

Rachel Fletcher - Project and amp; Support Co-ordinator

My role at Solve It- I am the Project and Support Co-ordinator which covers all of Northamptonshire, I go into schools both primary and secondary, colleges and Universities delivering education/awareness talks to children, young adults, parents, carers and amp; professionals. My aim is to raise the awareness of the dangers of substance abuse and amp; NPS (legal highs) across the county so keep a look out for the Solve It Team popping up at local events across Northamptonshire as well as seeing us in the schools.

My natural high is - My amazing family andamp; children. Also, another natural high is going to the gym and attending spinning classes and circuits.
Contact me - or Office-0300 330 1420 mob-07496 371365

Melissa Owen - Project Support Worker
My role at Solve It is -\
I am a project support worker; I aid the project co-ordinators in promoting awareness of psychoactive substances to a wide range of settings. My role is to facilitate in developing the provision for children, young people, parents and professionals. I also assist with workshops, training and community events as well as liaise with volunteers across Northamptonshire.

My natural high is - my wonderful family, socializing with great friends, going to the gym, reading a good book and helping others.

Contact me - or Office-0300 330 1420 mob-07591 744233



Karys O'DellProject Co-ordinator

My role at Solve It is - I am a new Project Co-ordinator for the 3-2-1 Decision Making project within Solve It, covering the county of Northamptonshire. You will find me out and about delivering education and awareness of the dangers of substance abuse and using legal highs (NPS) to young people in primary and secondary schools, colleges and Universities, as well as to parents, carers and professionals to provide knowledge on the signs to look out for where substance abuse may be suspected.

The Solve It Team and I will be popping up at local events within the community all over Northamptonshire promoting our charity’s aim to highlight the risks involved with substance abuse and NPS and awareness of alternative, natural (and legal!) ways to “get high”, so come along and say hello if you see us!

My natural high is - My awesome little boy’s laugh and smile, teaching children to swim and going on adventures with my little family. 

Contact me - or Office- 0300 330 1420 mob-07872 414419



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