As the Guardian reveals its 2019 University Guide, we look at something no league table covers – student wellbeing

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When Elliot Bush first started thinking about university applications, the most pressing issues were module options and grade requirements. As a teenager, Elliot had experienced mental health issues, such as feelings of anxiety and hearing voices. “But it hadn’t affected my school work, and I was still getting good grades, so I didn’t think about it being a big issue at uni,” explains Elliot, who is now 21.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".