Support Services, Apps, filters, and Links

Support Services, Apps, filters and Links

The following is a list of the regional support services, confidential phone chat lines, text services, Apps and face to face counsellors that we know of. If you can recommend any other referral services in your region please feel free to contact us.

Online & Phone Support Services


Feeling anxious, down, depressed or overwhelmed? You can talk to (or text) a trained counsellor through this free service.

Text: 1737

Fortify Programme

An online programme to kick the porn habit, with peer forums offering encouragement from others.

Aunty Dee

If your problems are getting you down and you’re feeling confused, talk to Aunty Dee. She’s here to help you.


You can call Youthline to talk about big or small stuff and they’re available 24/7.
Freephone: 0800 376 633
Text: 234


You can talk to a trained youth volunteer at Kidsline 24/7 – they help young people up to the age of 18 years.
Freephone 0800 543 754


Safe to Talk

Free, confidential help and support for people affected by any type of sexual concerns or harm. Available 24/7 by phone, text, website, online chat and email.
Freephone: 0800 044 334
Text: 4334
Website/online chat:


Want to speak to someone about how you’re feeling? Whether you’re stressed, lonely, depressed or unsure, you can call Lifeline 24/7 and speak with someone who can listen and help.
Freephone: 0800 543 354


Phone apps for young people 

TO help with compulsive porn behaviour


Fortify is one of the most popular apps used for compulsive porn use and offers daily tracking functions, discussion forums, journaling and mindfulness activities. It has a platform designed for teens with age-appropriate activities and language.

Age: Teens & adults 
Cost: Free or Monthly ($10 USD monthly or $60 per year) 

 Apple Store | Google Play


Remojo is a youth-friendly app for male-identifying young people offering filters, audio learning tracks, porn literacy info, daily tracking, online forums, and device management. ReMojo has an anti-porn focus, which may not be appropriate/helpful for some users.

Age: 18+
Cost: Plans from $3- 5 monthly,  free trial available and cancel anytime.


The Naked Truth

NakedTruth provides 8 week ‘recovery programmes,’ they offer an online support group programme, a video led learning course, partner support, and specific support groups for those from a faith background.  

Age: 18+
Cost: Free



Brainbuddy is a more simple, older app focused on rewiring the brain through mindfulness exercises, games, meditation, lifestyle changes and understanding triggers. Some of the language used has an anti-porn focus, which may not be helpful for some users.

Age: 12+
Cost: 7-day free trial, $15 per month, cancel anytime.

Apple Store | Google Play


Using SafeSurfer, you can block pornography on your iPhone or iPad. It runs silently in the background and blocks adult content on all major browsers.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free 7 day trial, $7.99 per month

Apple Store | Google Play

Internet filters 



This is an American company that has become the world’s largest and fastest-growing DNS service provider. It can be put on wifi or individual devices, and usage reports can be provided.

Safe Surfer

This is a NZ based social enterprise company that has set up innovative software currently filtering 300,000 homes and devices such as phones, laptops, tablets and TVs. It can set device time restrictions, reports on usage, emailing phishing and potentially speed up your internet.


An Australian cybersafety platform used  in over 600 schools and by 350,000 families across Australia, New Zealand and the US. It can be used on wifi or on individual devices and can restrict youtube, games, social media sites, and timing of device use.


This provides solutions for large businesses or schools, with unlimited devices protected. It provides award winning web and spam filtering solutions, trusted by over 7,500 businesses across 135 countries.


Circle is a new product with a filter you can put on your modem, and on each individual device. You can tailor your needs to each device, monitor app use, put time limits on devices and even turn off WIFI or put certain devices to ‘sleep’ at certain times of the day. This is an easy to use filtering option that costs $100 for modem adapter, then $5 per month following.

Face to Face Support

by Region


Auckland North Shore

West Auckland

Central Auckland

East Auckland


For Adults


Auckland Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous

A supportive environment for men and women struggling with compulsive sexual and emotional behaviour.

Wellington Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous

A supportive environment for men and women struggling with compulsive sexual and emotional behaviour.