But is he ready to open up about his struggles?
Brooke offers to help Charlie with his anxiety but when Shing Lin walks by and tries to take his notepad things between them only get worse.
Back at home, Brooke worries that Charlie is bottling up his anxiety and Darren tries to encourage Charlie to seek professional help. But the teen storms off and Brooke finds him having a panic attack in the village.
At home, Charlie opens up to Brooke and lets Darren know he’s willing to consider medication to help with his mental health.
With Charlie wanting to stop struggling, his emotions blow up when Darren suggests he tries speaking to someone first and Brooke tells Darren he really needs to tell Charlie the truth.
At the opening of the Market, Charlie tries to speak to Shing Lin but she doesn’t want to hear what he has to say.
After confiding in Tony about his concern for Charlie, he reaches out to Shing Lin to let her know how overwhelming the outside world can be and how Charlie never meant to hurt her. And asks her to speak to him.
Over at the Osbournes, Charlie opens up to Shing Lin about how dark inside his head has been lately and apologies.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm first look episodes available weekday mornings on Channel 4 and weekday evenings at 7pm on E4