Clydebank residents who have been hospitalised with the coronavirus will have access to a new national peer support network to help their recovery and rehabilitation.

It comes as the charity ICU Steps will connect intensive care unit survivors and their families across Scotland to facilitate patient-led support groups.

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They will also offer a range of wellbeing resources to help with recovery.

The scheme follows the publication of a report showing up to one-third of patients admitted to hospital developed serious mental health consequences.

They include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive problems.

The Scottish Government has backed the charity initiative by providing £200,000 in funding.